r.joseph has asked for the
wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:
New Boss, New Problems. My new (and already annoying) boss adamently does not believe in the GNU, GPL or any Free Software/Open Source licesening scheme. Yet, he wants a large project written entirely in Perl (which he knows is notoriously open source) and requires that we lock up the source code somehow.
My question is probably pretty obvious: is there any reliable way to encrypt/hide/lock/make-disapear-into-thin-air Perl source so that when the program or system is distributed, the source is entirely hidden from prying eyes?
I realize that Perl is inherently open source and that, because it is intrepreted and not compilied, it is fairly difficult to keep the source from others. But if I know anything about the Perl community, it is that no matter what it is, there is some way (usually more than one way) to do it :-). Thanks a bunch all!