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Old 2021-04-26, 22:43   #25
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"Chris Halsall"
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Originally Posted by xilman View Post
Too far off-topic for the present thread, but it is not that hard to protect IP in Perl, depending on the level of protection required within a specific environment.
xilman is talking about offering Software as a Service. SaaS. That makes the most sense with regards to scalability nowadays. Hide the IP behind an API interface, and you're good to go.

Not trying to gloat about this, but I once confronted the great (but broke) Richard Sallman when he was presenting in Vancouver. You know, the hippy genius who understands that human law is just code.

I asked him about the fact that the GPL license didn't protect those who took Free Software and forked it.

The man didn't care. Well, actually, he said "yeah, the license didn't envision that."

And then he brushed me off, and took twenty dollar bills (Canadian) for his books.

True storey.
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