Proprietary codes protection in Java

Discussion in 'Java' started by howa, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. howa

    howa Guest

    since the java byte code can be de-compiled, and even the code was
    obfuscated, it was lacking a sense of complete protection...

    do you think that puting the core module as binary form, and java
    front-end execute them via JNI is a good solution?
    howa, Dec 2, 2006
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  2. howa

    Guest Guest

    Only for very special algorithm protection.

    Not as general source code protection.

    Guest, Dec 2, 2006
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  3. howa

    Simon Brooke Guest

    What does it matter? Do you think your code is so clever that a reasonably
    competent person could not reverse engineer it?

    Any program, compiled into object code for any processor, can be decompiled
    into something a competent person can usefully understand. Yes, Java is a
    bit easier than some. But when you want to reverse engineer something you
    don't usually start by decompiling it anyway; you usually treat it as a
    black box and look at its inputs and outputs.

    There's nothing you can write which is so clever that it needs special
    No, I think it's puerile and stupid.
    Simon Brooke, Dec 2, 2006
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    Chris Uppal Guest

    I wouldn't say so myself. Not unless there is some other benefit from writing
    the core in a different language. (For instance, you may need a more
    expressive language than Java, or you might need a class of optimisations that
    aren't available in Java, or need OS-specific code, or you may want to package
    and sell your code as ActiveX components as well as Java components).

    Perhaps compiling and delivering with Excelsior JET would fit your

    -- chris
    Chris Uppal, Dec 3, 2006
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