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Should I spend time preventing piracy of my app? [duplicate]

The title says it all, the more I do research about piracy and the tools used to crack an app the more I think it is just wasted time. My biggest threat is that my app is being cracked and uploaded ...
0
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1answer
2k views

How does one “secure” a python CLI-based application? [duplicate]

I have to provide a Python CLI-based program to one of my clients. I will give him both the compiled version (using py2exe or something simillar) of the application and the source code. The ...
0
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1answer
328 views

Script to protect code duplication [duplicate]

I want to sell my source code, it's written in PHP and CodeIgniter. And it's actually a CMS for personal website. My intention is to create only one license for one use only, if someone buy this code ...
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3answers
329 views

how to protect against theft of a class. (neural network class) [duplicate]

I am writing software that makes use of a neural net. What makes my network special as compared to others, is the way I train them. Its non standard, its something that I don't want to give away to ...
0
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2answers
139 views

How do I prevent people from sharing my software [duplicate]

Let's say I create an application that is free, let's call this Software A and then I create the same piece of software but with some premium features, this will be Software B. Let's say I advertise ...
0
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0answers
346 views

How to protect own software from copying [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you prevent the piracy of your software? Is possible to protect some file from copying if you are administrator of machine? I heard some story about some behavior: one ...
25
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8answers
5k views

How to manage a Closed Source High-Risk Project?

I am currently planning to develop a J2EE website and wish to bring in 1 developer and 1 web designer to assist me. The project is a financial app within a niche market. I plan to keep the source ...
31
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7answers
12k views

How do you decide how much your software will cost? [closed]

If you are a solo developer, or have a leading role in a software company, you might have to decide how much your software will cost one or another day... What is your experience with calculating how ...
5
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3answers
19k views

How to hide the python code from users?

I am developing a paid application in python. I do not want the users to see the source code or decompile it. How can I accomplish this task to hiding the source code from the user but running the ...
2
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2answers
376 views

Tracking software piracy to gauge strength of anti-piracy measures [closed]

I've been looking up this thread on how software piracy can be prevented. It's got a number of interesting suggestions ranging from using copy protection to providing free versions, and not ...
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1answer
134 views

Are on-premise software solutions safe for the vendor? It seems the client can steal the code [closed]

I'm wary about on-premise solutions. It appears to me that the client has access to the source code and can easily steal it. Is this software business model safe for the vendor? Are there any ...