OCA License Comparison
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Odoo LGPL + OCA AGPLOdoo LGPL + OCA LGPL
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End-Users
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May be forced to share the source code of their websiteEveryone choose if he wants to share his website source code or not
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May be forced to share the source code of their specific modulesEveryone choose what should be shared and what is specific to them
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Can not use OCA if they use a theme or a paid app in the apps storeCan use every module they want together
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Can not use a module of the apps store is they use OCACan use every module they want together
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The license forces an implementation company to release customer's development
The contract, not the license, defines the right the customer get on financed modules
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Developers
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AGPL is open sourceLGPL is open source
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Can not use open source libraries under GPLv2 in their modulesCan use any library they want in their modules
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Partners
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They are forced to publish everything they do under AGPLThey can choose the license they want
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Can not build a business selling modulesCan sell modules
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Competitive SaaS offers can't have private modulesCompetitive SaaS offers may have private modules
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OCA
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AGPL being the only option, people are "forced" to contribute to open sourceSome modules will be contributed, others not
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Want to avoid having paid modules that depends on OCA ones
People can develop "paid modules" that extend (depends) on OCA ones (SAP's threat)
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A Competitive model: OCA vs Odoo OfficialA collaborative model: all modules are compatibles
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No change, no painChanging the license is a complex project
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Osoo SA
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Odoo Official modules can not use GPLv2 libraries (DHTMLx Issue)Odoo official modules can use any open source library but not AGPL (<1% libs)
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Must provide an alternative to OCA modules as customers can not use themOdoo Enterprise customers can use OCA, we can promote OCA
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Strictly Legal
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OCA modules are not compatible with DHTMLx in Odoo core (as it is GPLv2)LGPL allows you to reuse any open source library
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