[Pharo-project] mixing open and closed source within Pharo
marcus.denker at inria.fr
Sun Jun 3 11:31:41 EDT 2012
On Jun 3, 2012, at 5:26 PM, Ben Coman wrote:
> Ultimately at that level - there is no security. This only raises the level of difficulty by requiring a certain conjunction of skill, motivation and ethics. It is no worse than the same attack targetted at option (3.). However there is now some incentive for commercial companies to invest the the effort into releasing an App to execute on top of an otherwise open-source platform. The advantage is that it if ten plugins were required to do proprietary calculations on one dataset and integrate the results into a single screen, then running within the one image seems more elegant than ten images running on ten VMs.
How do people do it with Java? Java .jar files are as easy to decompile as Smalltalk bytecode...
Marcus Denker -- http://marcusdenker.de
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