Password protection in non-commercial 6.0.1

Fabian Rodriguez magicfab at member.fsf.org
Wed May 1 19:10:04 EDT 2013


-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----
Hash: SHA1

On 2013-05-01 18:14, J. Landman Gay wrote:
> Security can't be in the community version. If it was, it would be 
> worthless; anyone could read the algorithm and use it to unlock 
> protected stacks made with the commercial version. Code protection
> would be broken everywhere.

It could be, but perhaps RunRev hasn't figured out a business model to
make that viable yet.

Mind you, anyone could implement another similar or better protection.
What would be its purpose? Every single non-free "software protection"
mechanism can be broken, given enough motivation (or boredom).

Keep in mind the current protection in LiveCode is just an
implementaiton of DRM, or revenue protection, under a model that is
the opposite of what free open source software proposes.

F.


- -- 
Fabián Rodríguez
http://fsf.magicfab.ca
-----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE-----
Version: GnuPG v1.4.11 (GNU/Linux)
Comment: PGP/Mime available upon request
Comment: Using GnuPG with undefined - http://www.enigmail.net/

iEYEARECAAYFAlGBoMwACgkQfUcTXFrypNW8ggCeL40lk/qS9cZeo71RbG9sqQiS
rIcAnR4HYBrCOdWIhus+5s8KBchdqa9Z
=4wd4
-----END PGP SIGNATURE-----




More information about the Use-livecode mailing list