Forum: Ruby on Rails protecting source code

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77de07899eecea8c0fa6c6de19d535e5?d=identicon&s=25 siegi (Guest)
on 2007-04-10 07:39
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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

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?

D1f1c20467562fc1d8c8aa0d328def62?d=identicon&s=25 Florian Gilcher (skade)
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...
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