Odoo apps licensing

If you ever want to implement projects with Odoo and, like us, you are a bit itchy about non-free-software licenses and alternative BSD or LGPL-like licenses, you might want to know this.

Odoo itself was previously (as OpenERP) AGPL, but it apparently (following David from Odoo S.A. in a message on the 2nd of March 2016) changed to LGPL for version 9.0.

Applications, which might be found in the applications respository (https://apps.odoo.com) might themselves follow other licenses, like the OELL-1 license (or Odoo Proprietary License v1.0 – don’t ask me how that matches “OELL”), which indicates:

This software and associated files (the “Software”) may only be used (executed,
modified, executed after modifications) if you have purchased a valid license
from the authors, typically via Odoo Apps, or if you have received a written
agreement from the authors of the Software (see the COPYRIGHT file).”

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