distributing apps without the Python source?

Almar Klein almar.klein at gmail.com
Wed Oct 8 23:47:37 CEST 2008


You could encrypt the sensitive pieces of source code. I'm not an expert in
that field, but I know Matlab allows
encryption of source code files.

Almar

2008/10/8 Bruno Desthuilliers <bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr>

> Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch a écrit :
>
>> On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 10:59:44 -0500, skip wrote:
>>
>>  Marc> On Wed, 08 Oct 2008 09:18:47 -0600, Joe Strout wrote:
>>>    >> We have a client who's paranoid about distributing the Python
>>>    >> source to his commercial app.  Is there some way I can distribute
>>>    >> and use just the .pyc files, so as to not give away the source?
>>>
>>>    Marc> Yes.  Just use the *.pyc files.
>>>
>>> Though of course there is decompyle to consider, assuming Joe's client
>>> is truly paranoid.
>>>
>>
>> Simply don't tell the client.  All he has to know is that it's basically
>> the same as Java *.class files.  Most paranoid clients are fine with that.
>>  Unless you tell them there are decompilers for *.class files.  :-)
>>
>>  FWIW, even native binary code can be 'disassembled' and hacked.
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