hi, i know in the age of open source software this question might seem old- fashioned, but: how do you deal with source code for commercial ruby on rails applications? how do you protect the source code in subversion repositories on remote hosts? how do you keep the source code protected when deploying a rails app on a remote host? how to protect source code from malicious sys admins? is that possible at all? thanks, siegi
on 2007-04-10 07:39
on 2007-04-10 08:55
Did you try to search the board for 'source code'? ;) This was already asked multiple times. Short answer: Ruby is not made for closed source. If you want to protect you property, give more thoughts to the license under which you give the code away. Consider stripping documentation. Make sure the contract mentions that the code is not to be copied without permission. Usually, if you are building costumized software like a rails project, there ain't much use in code theft anyways...