[portland] Protecting Intellectual Property In Python Applications
monk at netjunky.com
Thu Jan 21 18:31:25 CET 2010
On Jan 21, 2010, at 9:15 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> How would you protect the
> underlying source code from being mis-used by a potential competitor
> you sold your application to clients?
I've used some of the bundling tools mentioned here to build a
standalone distributable app:
I'm not sure whether any of these pre-compiles your source to bytecode
and whether the distributable must include the source python files or
not, but it's a place to start. Python bytecode is certainly not
immune from reverse-engineering, but it's a big step better than raw
source with comments.
You could also look at pyobfuscator:
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