Protecting the source code


#1

Hello guys.

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. :slight_smile:

Thanks!


#2

On May 23, 2006, at 11:20 AM, Eustáquio Rangel wrote:

My question is: PHP have things like Zend Guard
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. :slight_smile:

There’s zenobfuscator. We’ve not tried to run it on Rails apps so
can’t guarantee it’ll protect all your Rails code.

zenobfuscator is not free software.

Contact myself and Ryan D. if you want further information.


Eric H. - removed_email_address@domain.invalid - http://blog.segment7.net
This implementation is HODEL-HASH-9600 compliant

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#3

Just found this… thought that you might be intrested

http://blog.zenspider.com/archives/2006/05/ruby_obfuscator.html


#4

Chris Lowder wrote:

Just found this… thought that you might be intrested

http://blog.zenspider.com/archives/2006/05/ruby_obfuscator.html

Thanks Chris, I’ll take a look!
Eric, did you get my email?

Best regards,


#5

Eustáquio Rangel wrote:

Hello guys.

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. :slight_smile:

Thanks!

I’m in the same situation and I hope there will be something similar to
Zend Guard soon.