How do I hide source when I distribute rails?


If I need to distribute rails projects to our customers,
and I want to hide source codes,
how can I accomplish it?
My manager is worried about our competitors stealing our codes.

I know this is kinda weird situation
because normally you build a web site and sell the service.
But we plan to sell the application itself.



You don’t. This has been covered many times with no good solutions
This is why you host it for them and charge, or you just have a really
really good legal team and a good license agreement with your customers.

Rails is easy to develop in, but not an optimal solution if you plan to
closed-source products.

Of course, Java and .Net can also be easily decompiled (reflector or

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