To sell an extension module, you need to first publish it to the Openbravo Central Repository and then list it in the Openbravo Exchange. Openbravo has put in place all the infrastructure and processes to support the sales, support, and maintenance processes for commercial extensions.
Before the commercial extension is generally available, you need to:
This is where you use the wiki and forum to develop the requirements and functional specifications. Do not begin to develop your technical specifications (for example, establishing DB table names) until you have completed step 2!
Before you being coding your commercial module, you must register it to claim your own unique DB Prefix, which is used to avoid naming conflicts and is required to publish to the Central Repository. Failure to register your module prior to starting development means that you will face painful rework in the event that someone else has already registered the DB Prefix that you chose!
Make sure the module is properly marked as Commercial and that you select the "Openbravo Commercial License" as license type.
An extension module that has been marked as commercial will not be publicly downloadable from the Forge. Those who try will receive an error screen. Installing from the module management window will also not be possible, until the next steps have been completed successfully.
5. List in Openbravo Exchange
Make sure you comply with the following list of pre-requisites.
To become an Authorized Seller:
- Sign the Seller Agreement and fill-in the Product Listing Application Form for your commercial extension. These forms are available in the partner portal here (log in required).
Please note that if you are a "Localizer" who has already singed the "Openbravo Professional Localiser and Seller Agreement", there is no need for you to sign any additional form but the "Product Listing Application" form, "Exhibit B",
"Module Identification" and "Authorized Seller" sections.
Once notified we will list the "Commercial" modules of the Professional Localization into butler.
- Please provide the completed (signed and scanned) forms together with a notification that the listing is complete to Openbravo using standard Openbravo support channels (Support Portal or Support Email).
You will be notified when your listing has been reviewed and published. At this stage users will be able to start buying your commercial module.
Once the commercial module is available in the Openbravo Exchange and customers start buying it, you will:
6. Collect Revenues
Openbravo will collect payments from customers, and act as clearing house for all parties invoved. On a periodic basis, you will receive the payments corresponding to the sales of your commercial modules.
7. Provide Support
You need to provide help and answer questions through forums in the Forge. If your module includes commercial support, Openbravo will forward any issue you need to fix through your public bug tracking system accessible through the Openbravo Forge. You need to publish the fixes according to the corresponding SLAs to the central repository, so that customers can access them through the modula management window.