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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Phlip [mailto:phlipcpp / yahoo.com] 
> Sent: Saturday, September 01, 2007 9:10 AM
> To: ruby-talk ML
> Subject: Re: Seeing the source
> 
> Michel Cabili wrote:
> 
> > Do you have any usefull link that give some light on that matter?
> 
> No! Just dive into one of the Ruby Grammar attempts, and then 
> change each 
> intention-revealing symbol into an unreadable ugly one. Then 
> scramble the 
> blanks, and you are shrouded.
> 
> Though with some Ruby there's not much shrouding left to go... ;-)
> 
> Responding to the thread in general - just put your family 
> jewels into C++ 
> behind a Ruby layer, and ship Ruby for the easy stuff that 
> your clients 
> don't need to steal...
> 
> -- 
>   Phlip
>   http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596510657/
>   "Test Driven Ajax (on Rails)"
>   assert_xpath, assert_javascript, & assert_ajax 
> 

Intellectual property theft is a social problem, not a technical one. Social
problems should have social solutions, and not technical solutions. I agree
with a former poster: I believe your answer consists of contracts, licenses
and lawyers. It's quite usually immensely cost and time intensive to build a
technical solution that makes intellectual property theft unattractive for a
large percentage of your target audience, there are very, very few cases
where it has arguably been made entirely unfeasible - and that took a whole
lot of engineering.

Just my two cents,

Felix

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