On 8/15/06, surf <surfunbear / yahoo.com> wrote:
>
>  I have been working on some code for a dateing service in Ruby/Rails.
> I have talked to a guy who might be interested in being a business
> partner as I m not sure I can do everything on my own or that I want
> to. I would like some help with content/graphics/advertising and so on.
> What I had wondered is how can I try to prevent someone whom I might
> work with from stealing my code ? I'm not sure there is a good solution
> that won't cost allot of money.

Have them sign a non-disclosure agreement. That's the easiest, most
reliable, and most effective route. Anything else is pissing in the
wind. Binary code is no defense against reverse engineering, and it
certainly isn't a defense against unauthorized copying. Don't go
looking for technological solutions to what is essentially a legal
problem. Hire a good lawyer.