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Re: Re: Re: Closing Perl Source

by Aragorn (Curate)
on Apr 03, 2003 at 09:02 UTC ( #247709=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Re: Closing Perl Source
in thread Closing Perl Source

In a sense, you're right. But there's a big BUT.

Apparently the poster wants to close his source to make money from it. That's his perfectly good right to do. The problem is that he's asking how to do that in a forum which thrives on openness. If you're stupid enough to do that, you deserve to get flamed. Especially if he doesn't even do some research on this site which would have learned him that asking questions about ways to close the source is a no-no.

So, if he wants to close the source to make money off of that particular piece of code, he wouldn't mind shelling out some money to achieve that goal, right? Well, whaddayknow! Take a look at Stunnix Perl-obfus. Perfectly unreadable code for only $879! Seems like a bargain to me.


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Re: Re: Re: Re: Closing Perl Source
by diotalevi (Canon) on Apr 03, 2003 at 12:28 UTC
Re: Re: Re: Re: Closing Perl Source
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 04, 2003 at 06:05 UTC

    Ha, Stunnix is a joke. It seems more like a psychological experiment than a business. I think their meetings must go something like this:

    droneOne: we need a new product, ideas anyone? droneTwo: well we have no programming ability. droneSix: and no original ideas droneTwo: or no artistic skills drone1-9: ... droneOne: I know, we'll come up with something entirely stupid... droneTwo: and put a huge price tag on it... droneSix: then people will think it must be good droneOne: excellent, hey lets call it a "Perl obfuscator" droneTwo: I like it droneOne: meeting ajourned

    Bankruptcy imminent.

      Actually... Stunnix is somewhat like my B::Deobfuscate in that it appears to be a plain subclass of B::Deparse. I certainly wouldn't say subclassing a B module is trivial or easy.

Re: Re: Re: Re: Closing Perl Source
by Anonymous Monk on Apr 03, 2003 at 17:11 UTC
    Yeah, it really looks like a good tool, thanks for the link!

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