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By: Niyas Raphy

The Odoo Evolution


Since its first appearance in 2005 as Tiny ERP,  Odoo has undergone drastic changes in terms of performance, capability, and design. Here in this blog, let us trace back the evolution of Odoo from version 1 to the latest version 11.

-  In the beginning, the Odoo has another name, it was called as Tiny ERP. The first version ie. Tiny  ERP 1.0 is released in February 2005. And it was under GPL license.

In the same year, two more version i.e Tiny ERP 2.0 and Tiny ERP 3.0 released in May 2015 and September 2005 respectively. This two release were also under the GPL license. 

The next version Tiny ERP 4.0 is released after a year, i.e on December 2006. In this version also there was no change in the license. 

The next release which came after 3 years i.e in April 2009, come up with an important change. The name Tiny ERP is changed to Open ERP, but the version tile still continued to follow the predecessors, Open ERP 5.0 was the name of the release. 
2 years after, in January 2011, Open ERP 6.0 also came to the market. Two significant changes made in this release were the introduction of web client and change of the license from GPL to AGPL. 

- After a year in February 2012, the version Open ERP 6.2 is introduced. From this version onwards they discontinued GTK client and  introduced the First Ajax web client 

- The same year in the month of December, they have introduced the next version, ie Open EPR 7.0 with improved web client and usability. 

- The next release came up with numerous changes and the major among it was again with the name. The name Odoo (On Demand Open Object) was first used in this version, Odoo 8.0. The major improvements of the version 8 were revamped Inventory and WMS, Support for CMS: Website builder, e-commerce, Point of Sale and business intelligence. The release was still under AGPL license.

- Next version Odoo 9.0 was released on October 1, 2015, and it was under LGPL license. From here onwards Odoo adopted the two edition approach. An Enterprise edition which has more features and it is paid, and the community edition which is of course free.

- Then on October 5, 2016, Odoo released the next version ie, Odoo 10.0 which was also under LGPL license. The Enterprise edition was released under Odoo enterprise proprietary license. The significant change was the MRP module. Finally, on October 5, 2017, the latest version Odoo 11 came to the market, With changes like Revamped Studio, Revamped Services Support, Revamped Reporting, adopted Python 3

- The next version Odoo 12 is expected to release in October 2018 

It is almost conclusive that, the open source ERP Odoo is slowly changing into a proprietary path. But it appears that the open source enthusiast and developers are not ready to give up because many forked versions of Odoo is being introduced in the market

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