[Openmcl-devel] CCL images, consumer apps, and piracy

Pascal J. Bourguignon pjb at informatimago.com
Sun Apr 10 05:29:48 PDT 2011

peter <p2.edoc at googlemail.com> writes:

> At 4:44 PM +0100 11/4/9, Tim Bradshaw wrote:
>>[...] they could perhaps extract function names [...]
> Is it realistic to globally substitute gensyms for package and
> function names in the deliverable?

Or just change the name of the symbols.  Some internals knowledge may be
required, to maintain invariants.

But the point why it's not interesting, is that it wouldn't slow anybody
interested in decompiling the executable.  First, symbols coming from
the implementations can be identified easily (= automatically), and
recovered whatever the mangling.  And from this, the meaning of
everything can be infered bottom-up easily enough.  It's only a question
of incentive, be it for the challenge or for the money.

You kill the challenge by providing the sources.
You kill the money with laywers.

Technical solutions are worthless for this problem.

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