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Re: OCA's statement on the announced change of license of Odooby
Libre IT, Eric Vernichon.
Le 6 février 2015 à 13:22:56, StéphaneWirtel (email@example.com) a écrit:
On 6 Feb 2015, at 10:52, 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, I will be honest with you, I don't like the LGPL in this case. Just because there is no requirements to publish the source code of a project. You are Open Source or not, it's in your mind. With the LGPL, the core of Odoo will stay LGPL or (?)GPL (in function of the selected license ;-)). But now, a company can create a closed source of their projects/modules without any contribution to the community. In brief, Great for the project (odoo), but IMO, bad for the community. My 2 cts.
I don’t know if I understand completely, but I understand like you Stephane and I completely agree with you
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