Perl Obfuscator

Jesse Vincent jesse at
Wed Sep 19 14:40:33 BST 2007

On Sep 19, 2007, at 9:12 AM, Simon Cozens wrote:

> Chris Jack wrote:
>> But I am concerned that people may reimplement my code and "reduce my
> profit potential".
> If you're that concerned, the tool for dealing with this is not an
> obfuscator but a patent office. People who break your license  
> agreement
> - you got a good lawyer to right one for you, yes? - will not be  
> stopped
> by an obfuscator, so it looks very much like you're trying to use a
> technological solution to a legal problem.
Or, possibly, selling a service. Perhaps you can split up your  
product into a free library that talks to your very expensive remote  
service, whcih you can charge for usage of.

But really, yes, to echo what everyone else has said, obfuscation is  
just going to annoy people and won't stop more than the most casual  


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