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Re: OCA's statement on the announced change of license of Odoo

by
Wouter Tebbens
- 06/02/2015 12:06:17
that's certainly true: now customers can choose what license they want
for custom developments. That's in certain ways an added value for those
customers. In that sense we'll have to dedicate more effort to explain
the licensing, and make sure all modules provide clear licensing
options: 1) AGPL, 2) AGPL+LGPL, 3) LGPL seem to be the options, right?

On 02/06/2015 12:38 PM, Alberto Barrionuevo wrote:
> We feel more comfortable with AGPL. Our developments will continue using 
> it by default but now customers will have the option to choose for their 
> paid developments.
> 
> The fact is that from now to choose a module and to develop on it will 
> need a previous licenses analysis because the variety that will exist:
> 
> https://twitter.com/reis_pt/status/563468367211036672
> 
> Same when providing Odoo as SaaS.
> 
> Best,
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> On 06/02/15 10:49, Wouter Tebbens wrote:
>> I still think the AGPL is the best license for this type of software, if
>> the objective is to protect the community from intents to closing it.
>> LGPL in this sense is a much weaker protection, and is precisely chosen
>> for that reason: to allow CMS developers to keep their code private,
>> even while they're benefitting from the whole Odoo ecosystem.
>>
>> Apart from the disadvantage - im my eyes - to encourage such private,
>> closed modules, there is the risk that at any point Odoo S.A. maybe
>> inclined to continue their development closed source. Now of course I
>> don't say they will, but we must keep this scenario in mind, especially
>> as venture capital has taken a growing part of the company. And Odoo is
>> becoming a bigger and better brand name in the ERP/Apps marketplace.
>>
>> For keeping a healthy ecosystem I think the LGPL move doesn't help, but
>> maybe there are people who could convince me from that (?)
>>
>> my 2 cts,
>>
>> Wouter Tebbens
>>
>> On 02/05/2015 11:44 PM, Jean-Sébastien Suzanne wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>> 2015-02-05 21:27 GMT+01:00 cubells <vicent@vcubells.net
>>> <mailto:vicent@vcubells.net>>:
>>>
>>>     El 05/02/15 a les 19:57, david ha escrit:
>>>     > Dear OCA members,
>>>     >
>>>     > As a regular contributor on OCA modules, I don't see any advantage to
>>>     > move to LGPL
>>>     > for my new modules contributions.
>>>     > I think AGPL will protect our hard daily work by its contamination
>>>     > property over other licenses.
>>>     >
>>>     > I'm ok to sign a personal commitment (know by the whole community and
>>>     > displayed as it)
>>>     > to go on to contribute with AGPL license only.
>>>     >
>>>     > Could we constitute a large members list of contributors with the same
>>>     > engagement ?
>>>     >
>>>     > What do you think of it ?
>>>     >
>>>
>>>
>>>     I totally agree with you.
>>>
>>> +1
>>>
>>>     AGPL is perfect for me.
>>>
>>>
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