[Thinlinc-technical] "obfuscating python scripts" in ThinLinc

Carsten Rose carsten.rose at math.uzh.ch
Mon Dec 14 22:31:25 CET 2015

Dear thinlinc crew, Jens

as Jens wrote, obfuscate the thinlinc python scripts makes it difficult 
for all to script additonal features, to debug, ...

- Unlocking a screenlock on session reconnect.
- A commandline program for managing sessions (SunRay: utstatus) by 
reading the session database.

Therefore, Zurich would also like to vote for 'do not obfuscate' ;-)

Often, there are good reasons to protect software or to not distribute. 
In general it's a big decision to open the code.

If 'complete open / public available' is not an option, maybe signing a 
NDA (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-disclosure_agreement) or customer 
with active licenses may get the plain code (on request) could be a 

Thanks a lot.

Carsten Rose
IT Koordinator / Institut für Mathematik

Universität Zürich
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