Selling Python Software

Kyler Laird Kyler at
Tue Nov 4 14:13:27 CET 2003

Alex Martelli <aleax at> writes:

>> It's always possible to decompile programs compiled to machine code, as
>> well, you know.  Ultimately, every software developer must defend
>> himself with licenses and legal means, not technical ones.

>...unless said SW developer keeps the extremely precious parts of his
>SW safely on a network server under his control (yes, it IS possible
>to technically secure that -- start with an OpenBSD install...:-) and
>only distributes the run-of-the-mill "client-oid" parts he doesn't
>particularly mind about.

I can imagine the "client-oid" part being a simple shell script that
just runs SSH (perhaps with some tunnel commands for database

Especially for a command-line app, this seems like an *easy* and
complete answer.  Heck, for some situations, it might even be considered
the final product.  It'd be a snap for the developer to maintain.


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