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Re^2: Hiding source code (in a country with no laws)

by samtregar (Abbot)
on Feb 09, 2006 at 18:07 UTC ( #529150=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Hiding source code (in a country with no laws)
in thread Hiding source code (in a country with no laws)

That may be the dumbest copy-protection scheme I've ever seen! What's to stop the client from editing just one line of your routine to read:

return 1; #renew your license - NOT!

Or better yet, just edit out the call to the subroutine in the first place!


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Re^3: Hiding source code (in a country with no laws)
by jbrugger (Parson) on Feb 09, 2006 at 18:13 UTC
    Perhaps you did not uderstand me.
    It's just dummy code that gives an idea of what you could do, returning either 1 or 0 is just a boolean expression or calling it as a sub is just to help me explain what i ment to do, this is not a final solution, just an idea on how you could do something like this. How you implement it in your code is up to the programmer.

    The thing i ment to do, is showing a way to use dates to see if you've got a valid license, not the implementation itself.

    Anyway, using a license code is not an ideal idea anyway (as i said before), it allways can be hacked out. The OP however did ask not to be 100% safe on hidding source, just make it more difficult.

    The idea of calling for certin functions to your own server is a bad idea as well, it's not failsafe. It however gives fresh ideas to the OP so he can think of a proper solution to his problem.

    "We all agree on the necessity of compromise. We just can't agree on when it's necessary to compromise." - Larry Wall.

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