On Oct 9, 2007, at 09:22 , mortee wrote:
> John Joyce wrote:
>> On Oct 8, 2007, at 5:47 PM, Ryan Davis wrote:
>>> Eric and I wrote one (google for zenobfuscate)... It has been  
>>> used in an OSX (rubycocoa) production app. We decided to put a  
>>> $2500 license fee on it to filter the serious from the non- 
>>> serious. Let me know if you're serious.
>> Is that serious? At that price, it would be worth it to just write  
>> it in
>> C/C++ maybe even Cobol.
>
> The price isn't the really interesting point here - if lack of this  
> kind of obfuscation would be the show-stopper for an ISV, this  
> price isn't all that unaffordable (especially in the US I guess).  
> But this has alerady been pointed out.
>
> My main concern would be, after reading the announcement page, that  
> based on the software's restrictions (which is printed with half  
> the font size near the bottom of the page), I guess there's  
> virtually no Ruby code which meets those requirements. If for no  
> other reason, just because it uses libraries which aren't designed  
> with that in mind.

Why would you obfuscate external libraries?  You only need to  
obfuscate your intellectual property.  Leave everything else in ruby.

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