I need an opinion here. I need to make a mid-big size web project. Will
be a project that my boss wants to sell, and he don’t think show the
source code is a good idea and me neither, I love free software but on
this case will be a software made for a company who wants to try to make
some money with it.
My question is: PHP have things like Zend Guard
(http://www.zend.com/products/zend_guard), who encode and obfuscate the
source code running on the web server. I didn’t see yet some solution
like this for Rails. Maybe we’ll have something like that on a near
future (1 or 2 years)?
Is there some plan to make some tool like that, is it possible, or is
there a solution already for proctecting the source code of an
commercial Rails project?
I’d love to use Rails on this, but if there is no way to protect the
source code, I’m afraid that somebody will ask me to use PHP. No problem
with that, but as I said, I’d love to use Rails there.