Are there any distributed commercial rails apps?

Every once in a while I come across a post where someone asks how to
hide their source. Inevitably, someone makes a reply that goes
something like, “Why would you have a problem distributing the code?
Just include a license to protect you,” or perhaps suggests making the
code free as in beer and providing support for the app.

Reasonable suggestions. Does anyone do it? I don’t know of any
commercial Rails apps that are distributed and installed by the users

  • every one that I’m aware of is hosted. I know the advantages of
    hosting the apps yourself, and honestly I prefer that model anyway.
    I’m just curious if there are any companies that do distribute Rails
    apps, or perhaps would like to but don’t because they can’t hide the


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