On Fri, Aug 04, 2006 at 04:18:22AM +0200, Ben J. wrote:
do not want people to steal it. I can’t afford to be naive and assume
people won’t steal the code.
Charging rent on your secret bits is a terrible business model. No
how you protect the code, someone can just reimplement the functionality
Does anyone have any idea besides rewriting some of the code in c?
A strong licence, and something to catch out the terminally stupid, like
some code that e-mails you every time it gets installed on a machine
doesn’t have some file somewhere. That way you can at least see if
lets it out into the wild. If you know where it’s gone, you can round
and sue the person to solve the problem.
Don’t try going all interesting in the protection scheme – anyone
enough to get through your basic protection is going to be equally good
chomping through whatever else you might dream up. Technical solutions
social problems never work, and copyright infringement is a social
Also, don’t stop the user from using the software. If you do that,
encourage people to “fix” the problem. Just get the software to let you
know and then bring down the legal LARTs of doom.