Python obfuscation

Magnus Lycka lycka at
Fri Nov 11 14:34:27 CET 2005

petantik wrote:
> Alex Martelli wrote:
>>I think that's feeble protection.  If you have valuable code, and
>>distribute it, people WILL crack it -- just check the warez sites for
>>experimental proof... EVERYTHING that people are really interested in
>>DOES get cracked, no matter what tricky machine-code the "protections"
>>are coded in.
>>There's ONE way to have uncrackable code -- don't distribute it, but
>>rather put it up on the net on a well-secured machine under your
>>control, available as (say) a webservice (subscription-only, pay per
>>use, or whatever business model you want). 
> I think that is not workable because it is easy to say the the internet
> is available everywhere.
> It is not available in developing countries... 

Erh, the internet is certainly spreading to most of the
world, and there is an abundance of cracked and pirated
software in the poorer countries in the world, so the
obfuscation part has certainly proven not to work there.

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