[portland] Protecting Intellectual Property In Python Applications

jonathan karon 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  
> when
> 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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