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Re: New Repository for EBICS

ThinkOpen Solutions Portugal, Daniel Reis
- 30/05/2018 09:06:41

Hi Luc,

I checked the license ( and is it definitely is neither free nor open source.
It is definitely proprietary.

Building an Odoo set of modules on top of it, effectively locking them down to this particular vendor, is not appropriate for the OCA, and is not in line with the mission and bylaws.
Also, in practice it would mean that the Association is sponsoring Mr. Thimo Kraemer, at the expense of work from other open source contributors.

If I understand correctly, the reason for this dependency is because, while there are opensource alternatives, they cover "basic" features and the proprietary dependency provides relevant "advanced" features.

That path is can see to bring this work into the OCA is to break the repository in two.
The "basic" features would be under the OCA umbrella, and depend on open source libs only.
The "advanced" extensions, using proprietary libs, would live in a repository outside the OCA, but referenced in the OCA docs.
Ideally the open source libs would gradually evolve, allowing for features to gradually move from the "advanced" repo to the OCA "basic" repo.

Would this plan be reasonable?