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[REBOL] Compiler for Rebol ? Re:(2)

From: jsc:dataheaven at: 24-Sep-2000 1:15

I think CodeSecurity through compiling is nonsense. You should compile something to make it running faster, not to make sure nobody can read your secrets. If someone really is interested in your code - a compiler doesn't protect you. If you say "But it's a great efford to disassemble and reengineer compiled code and nobody will do that" then your code isn't really worth to protect it. IMHO 99.99% of the nowadays written code isn't worth protecting it. The little amount of code that is really sophisticated and valueable would need to be protected by stronger means. But why? IMHO I think it is ridiculous to think that "Open Source" projects can be cloned by each newbie-programmer. A open-sourced project that offers really sophisticated code is not easy to understand and therefore not easy to clone. If someone has the ressources to (legally) clone such a complex project, he would certainly have also the resources to rewrite it from scratch. Open Source is a important quality-characteristic. If I can choose between a opensource application and a closed-source application? You know what I would choose. Is it so that with Open Source projects all people begin to clone the software and not buying it? I do not want to write my own webserver - I simply use Apache and I know that the good folks that develop this tool will make a far better job than I could do. If I charge a software-team to develop a special software for me, I certainly want the source too! Such a software will cost me ~ 100$ per man-hour!!! Regards, Jochen Schmidt On Sun, 24 Sep 2000, you wrote: