Pyarmor, guard your python scripts

Jondy Zhao jondy.zhao at
Fri Sep 18 10:05:17 CEST 2015

On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 3:27:28 PM UTC+8, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 18, 2015 at 3:55 PM, Jondy Zhao <jondy.zhao at> wrote:
> > On Friday, September 18, 2015 at 11:06:25 AM UTC+8, Ben Finney wrote:
> >> Jondy Zhao <jondy.zhao at> writes:
> >>
> >> > For example, I develop a game by python. What I want to do is that the
> >> > player or the agent could not simply copy the game to others. For the
> >> > player or the agent, they needn't research the game.
> >>
> >> Deciding for the customer what they may not do, on their own computer,
> >> is quite hostile. Please don't enable such restrictions.
> >>
> >
> > This is only one possible way to distribute encrypted scripts. As I thought the user of Pyarmor would be the producer of commercial software, so they could bind their license file to netcard, harddisk, cpu, etc.
> >
> Great. Please put a big warning notice on your application:
> The author of this program believes that he controls your usage of it,
> to the extent that a legitimately-purchased copy will refuse to run if
> you upgrade your computer's hardware.
> It is therefore recommended that you pirate this program as per XKCD 488.
> If you don't like this, don't use the program.
> At least then you'll be being honest.

I know you hate it. But I have purchased some commercial software in this way before, a tool named ERWIN used to create relation database. The license I got from software provider is bind to the network card of my PC. I can't use this tool in any other machine. This is true case.

The world is wide, maybe it's better to be tolerant of all things.

> ChrisA

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