Distributing closed source modules

Dave Brueck dave at pythonapocrypha.com
Fri Mar 25 17:47:34 CET 2005


Fuzzyman wrote:
> Dave Brueck wrote:
> It's certainly something lot's of people are interested in.  I guess it
> depends who your audience is. If ytour code isn't for *mass*
> distribution - the chances of people putting a lot of effort into
> breaking it are greatly reduced. I don't htink it's necessarily futile.

By "futile" I meant that, if the code ends up running on a user's machine, then 
a sufficiently motivated person could crack it wide open, regardless of 
implementation language - the only way to truly protect the code is to never let 
it out of your hands (i.e. it's accessible just via a web service).

-Dave



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