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Re: Could oca adopt report_webkit before v8



For V8, there is nothing to "adopt" by OCA: report-webkit is in there,
and you can propose you PR on https://github.com/OCA/OCB

For v9, we still have time.


On 27/03/2015 18:19, choplin mat wrote:
> Hi everyone and sorry to reopen this delicate topic.
> Now that report_webkit is not maintained by Odoo, I am not sure about
> what has been decided...
> *Is OCA going to maintain this module?* In that case, I think that the
> module should be moved to *https://github.com/OCA/webkit-tools* which
> seems to be the most relevant repository.
> *Or, are we going to migrate the reports to Qweb?*
> I fear that a lot of modules depends on report_webkit in OCA (through
> the dependency base_headers_webkit).
> For instance, I wanted to port
> https://github.com/OCA/account-closing/tree/8.0/__unported__/account_multicurrency_revaluation
> to the version 8 but I realised that I was stuck by this PR
> https://github.com/OCA/webkit-tools/pull/10 that could not be merged
> because of a buggy report_webkit that Odoo decided to not maintain.
> Some workaround have been proposed in this issue
> https://github.com/odoo/odoo/issues/2334 but I believe that this is
> not the proper way to fix it and I do not know where we can propose
> fixes for this module. *Do you know where to propose fixes for
> report_webkit?*
> In order to not be stuck in such situation (where the report feature
> blocks the whole module from being used) I was thinking to *always
> split the report features and the business features in separate
> modules*. So, we would still be free to choose which report engine we
> want to use and we will be less stuck when the editor moves to an
> other reporting engine.
> By the way, according to what you are thinking, it could be a good
> chance to update the doc here:
> https://doc.odoo.com/contribute/05_developing_modules/#community-guidelines
> (*how* *can we update this contribution doc*)?
> Thanks,
> On 22 May 2014 at 00:00, Raphael Valyi <rvalyi@xxxxxxxxx
> <mailto:rvalyi@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>     Hello Fabien,
>     On Wed, May 21, 2014 at 10:16 AM, Fabien Pinckaers <fp@xxxxxxxxxxx
>     <mailto:fp@xxxxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
>         > Hello Fabien,
>         > that's cool to hear you may change your mind a few things
>         you announced.
>         > But tell us, that would of course never apply to the established
>         > licenses under which all the contributions were made of course?
>         > Even in case of emergency plan right? We have your word right?
>         Copy/paste from one of my latest blog:
>           We removed the words "Open" and "ERP" from our name. But
>         Odoo is and
>           always will be fully open source. Our open source business
>         model is
>           unchanged. Our commitment to an open software and community
>         remains.
>           And it's the same for ERP; Odoo's key priorities are still
>         management
>           applications like accounting, project management, crm,
>         inventory, etc.
>         You guys are bothering me. After so many years, you still see
>         the devil
>         in every move...
>         There are only a very few companies in the world like us, with
>         a so
>         strong open source commitment. 
>     Open source is a buzzword used by many companies around to deserve
>     various kind of purposes.
>     My question was not about "open source" but about the exact
>     license used, that is AGPL.
>     That is a "copyleft" business even in the context of a SaaS model
>     (which of course is becoming predominant),
>     by opposition to an "open core" model that would be allowed by
>     different licenses, even the GPL
>     in a SaaS prospective (the loophole fixed by the AGPL as you very
>     well since you made the move
>     from GPL to AGPL during 2008).
>     Now why am I asking that? Well it happens that by 2011, regardless
>     of the contributions under AGPL,
>     OpenERP SA decided to unilaterally add a "pivate use" clause to
>     the AGPL license that you started  to use
>     just like double license i your Enterprise package. And you Fabien
>     said that eventually you would
>     just rewrite the contributions f some contribute would not agree
>     with that re-licensing.
>     One could always interpret contributions moving out of a project a
>     bit equivalent to anticipated rewrite.
>     So, I think I do have some legitimate reasons to ask you whether
>     or not you are committed to AGPL
>     or if you have some possible hidden agenda regarding this that
>     eventually may impact the business
>     of people making businesses depending today on OpenERP/Odoo.
>     You know, one could always imagine that the friendly community is
>     all encouraged to make these free contributions
>     as AGPL to the OpenERP/Odoo ecosystem and that in the meantime,
>     tomorrow, if some business
>     model fails say to sell the way it is planning to sell today, you
>     would eventually reconsider the AGPL
>     commitment and let financial investment take over the open source
>     investment.
>     Of course monetizing a public community asset (AGPL ecosystem)
>     into a private differentiated asset
>     (say non AGPL SaaS) is always a way to generate a some cash, just
>     like when a public company is
>     privatized.
>     All this is investment, whether it's money or whether it is code
>     open source code. And the "community"
>     certainly deserves the same commitment with its contracts (the
>     AGPL license) than your financial
>     investors get with their investment contracts. After all,
>     investment of OpenERP/Odoo "community"
>     weights quite a bit more than 6 millions euros...
>     So it sounds fair to ask for commitment to AGPL before community
>     contribute you more free code to your ecoystem, no?
>     So am just asking about that commitment and I think this is
>     legitimate from somebody or community who
>     participated heavily on the ecosystem investment of OpenERP/Odoo.
>     Sorry if you found it offensive, but my question about commitment
>     to AGPL was serious in fact.
>     Regards.
>     -- 
>     Raphaël Valyi
>     Founder and consultant
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