I want to talk about a personal project for OpenERP. This project is Loempia.
Loempia will be the official repository for the modules of OpenERP, it allows to share the modules with the community.
Currently, the community and OpenERP S.A. use LaunchPad to share the modules of OpenERP.
The problem with this way of working is that we don't know where a module is and if this module is up to date or not. Where are the certified modules ? etc...
I think Loempia can help everybody, because it will be the main repository for the modules of OpenERP.
With Loempia, you will have the capability to share your modules and comments. You could use the tag and rating systems.
You will have the capability to make some searchs with some specific criteria.
You will be able to look for the modules for the accounting for the version 5.0 of a specific contributor.
Do you want the certified modules for OpenERP 6.0, a small search on Loempia and you will get the results.
I think it's a very useful site and not only a marketing tool!
PyPi is a very cool site if you want to share a python module, it's very useful and it works fine. But it's a technical site. Yes, we could use it to store the openerp's modules and after, what? You could show the best contributors, the most downloaded modules, and promote modules with screenshots.
Some features of Loempia:
I hope that Loempia will help OpenERP, the Community and the developers.
Here is the mock-up of the screens with balsamiq
If you have comments or suggestions, you can contact me.