More on Protecting Source Code

Michael Ströder michael at
Tue Sep 17 07:14:51 EDT 2002

David LeBlanc wrote:
> Well, I think of it this way: machine coded binaries are more like a 128 bit
> key and Python is more like a 40 bit key. I agree that nothing is safe from
> reverse engineering; it's a matter of how much pain and money it takes to
> unscrut the inscrutable. Python could do better - how I'm not totally sure.

Dave, without knowing the business model for the software you write 
nobody can give any reasonable answer.

As usual: Define your business model first and derive the technical 
solution from that afterwards.

Ciao, Michael.

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