Its an application that deals with highly sensitive data, I dont want 
insiders to be able to write a bit of ruby and dump the data to 
file/screen...

Tim Becker wrote:
> On 5/22/06, Kris Leech <krisleech / interkonect.com> wrote:
>> Mainly I want to be able to sell ruby/rails applications without doing a
>> hosted only solution (like basecamp), if I was 37signals I would want to
>> sell the application as you would desktop software...
> 
> That doesn't really explain why you want to  encrypt code:
> 
> * if people copy your software illegally, they can do so whether the
> source code is available or not.
> 
> * if the code you want to release is so incredibly ingenius that
> people will want to illegally steal your IP to integrate into their
> own software, you can a.) sue them b.) get a patent (US only) c.) a
> little bit of obfuscating won't keep them out anyhow.
> 
>    -tim


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