[Thinlinc-technical] "obfuscating python scripts" in ThinLinc
tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Dec 15 13:40:36 CET 2015
Today Peter Astrand wrote:
> Hi, thanks for the feedback. As you say, completely moving to an open source
> code base is a big decision and will likely not happen in a near future. Such
> a change would likely also require a new business model. (Also see this bug
> about obfuscating less: https://www.cendio.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=4689)
> However, we can always consider providing the source code under a NDA, when
> there's a special need for this. Especially if you only need one or a few
> Also, in many cases, there are other (often better) alternatives than get the
> source. For example, for unlocking the screen on session reconnect, we just
> needs to implement this bug:
and there is always to open of using https://github.com/oetiker/tl-extras
> Best regards,
> On Mon, 14 Dec 2015, Carsten Rose wrote:
> > Dear thinlinc crew, Jens
> > as Jens wrote, obfuscate the thinlinc python scripts makes it difficult for
> > all to script additonal features, to debug, ...
> > Example:
> > - 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 solution?
> > Thanks a lot.
> > Carsten
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