Hello dear all,
First of all, sorry if the question was already ask, but with the keyword above I didn’t find recent any topic on it.
I just wonder what is the relation between the foundation and the company. There are cross link between the two website( for documentation by exemple).
There is a new erpnext.com website, probably link to new investment of Zerodha, what about erpnext.org website ? The page https://erpnext.org/service-providers is broken for me, no more service providers listed (may restricted by country and there is no provider in mine (France) ?)
On Github there is two organization ERPNext · GitHub (foundation) and Frappe · GitHub (company), there seems to not be related.
If I wonder about it, it’s because in France, on other similar community opensource ERP/CRM Dolibarr, there is a foundation, but no official company behind Dolibarr, only a community of contributor (from company or independent). I found that nice because, like that the core code on Github manage by the foundation should always be full open source. The back draw is that most of integrator/company have they’re own modules pack that extends features that should already be in core code, but they have no interest in that… So there are a collection of modules that cover the same feature but with different way’s instead of put in community core code as it should be.
As I read, the actual goal of erpnext company is to keep frappe/erpnext on the same way. I mean fully open source, but Odoo (before call openERP) done the same thing in is time but they change there way of doing things, and adopt CoreCode strategy with extra features only available on their Saas/OnPremise support. Theses extras features aren’t just toys, some of them (like migration…) are just a needed feature of an sustainable ERP eco system for a customer/user that choose this software.
Should we be afraid of a thing like that with Frappe/ERPNext. If there are investor, even if words of Rushabh Mehta “ERPNext is 100% free to use, study, modify and redistribute and will always be” are reassuring, investors can think differently.
For exemple there is no marketplace for ERPNExt/Frappe module/app provided by the foundation or the company, and I think it’s a good things. Sell service, not code is the FOSS attitude. Service (with development in core) will always push the software product up.
What do you think ?