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Including a file in a program + Saving settings TO a program

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I think google code would understand why you don't want to include an encryption key for security reasons. Also I think your users would be happy too.


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#22 ·  Posted (edited)

Gee that's one long sentence. (not yours guiness :D )

There seems to be no totally secure way to cover every possible scenario. I think the best you can do is just make it harder for someone to mess with the settings. Also choosing default settings that are useful to most users is a good policy. I didn't get that part about Google Code, but never mind, I'm sure it makes sense to people who use the service.

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About google code, he's saying that someone might report him for potentially breaking the 'rules of the service.' With google code you get a free service to upload your application that also includes versioning control, the only stipulation (like sourceforge) is to include the source code. I don't pertain to be a lawyer, but I'm sure if you asked google code about the encryption key they would be (not certain) happy with this.

Look here >> http://b.wl-h.at/2010/07/gpl2-vs-gpl3/ GPLv2 is probably what you need.


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Actually, I don't see the whole point of obscuring the settings file if you're releasing the source code for your script in the first place. Either with or or without encryption, it wouldn't take a knowledgeable user more than a few seconds to see what you've done and change it, and those less knowledgable either wouldn't be able to figure it out, or care in the least how to do it. So, don't even worry about the settings, unless there's something in there that you don't want released to the public, such as an email address or your home phone number, being open sourced means that anything written in there is fair game even if you hash it.


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