OpenERP changes name to Oddo and offers hosting up to 2 users on the Odoo cloud.
Why Odoo ?
Officially: it's a name easy to remember without any special meaning.
Unofficially (it's my version) this name was used year ago -back in 2009- OpenERP Saas hosting, hence the company owned a four letters domain name, which is quite rare nowadays.
The aim of the name change is to detach from the ERP name, as the proposed solution is now much broader: with among others a CMS graphically editable (like Weebly or Wix) but also an e-commerce -it remains to see how it compares to others on that field- and an improvement on POS functions - traditionnaly an Open Bravo strong point.
The other big change is the hosting (on Odoo web site) prices change. Specifically, Oddo is now free up to 2 users.
This allows to start easily (no installation) at no cost.
I do not know how migration will work: if some day one decides to leave Oddo hosting to self host, can one get the data back easily (previously, it was possible to get a database dump). The other question is whether this offer will stay on: future will tell ! !
Stay tuned as I will test all of this pretty soon and I will post my comments.