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Re: Closing Perl Source

by jbeninger (Monk)
on Apr 02, 2003 at 21:36 UTC ( #247614=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Closing Perl Source

I know I'm repeating some of what's been said by some of the other's here. But seriously - why do you want to close it up?

If you're afraid people will copy it, they can still copy a binary. Just use a copyright notice as someone else mentioned.

If you're afraid that people will steal your brilliant idea - if it's so brilliant that people will want to steal it, you'll need more than obfuscation, you'll need a patent, apply for one.

What's your motivation?


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Re2: Closing Perl Source
by dragonchild (Archbishop) on Apr 02, 2003 at 23:55 UTC
    If you're afraid that people will steal your brilliant idea ...

    ... then sell your contracting services to them at $100+ per hour. Then, when you're bored with that, tell them I can support it for them and I'll even do it for $90 per hour. :-)

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