Subject Re: [firebird-php] Re: Advice sought on protecting code/design
Author Milan Babuskov
Myles Wakeham wrote:
> Using DLLs immediately assumes you can only deploy this on Windows.

What makes you say this? You can do the same thing on Linux, the only
difference is that file extension is not DLL but SO.

> just wondering why you didn't choose to develop this as a CGI rather
> than PHP considering that you are constraining the solution only to
> Windows and that you don't want to give out the source code here. A CGI
> solution for this might be a far better fit than a PHP open source approach.

I agree. I really seems that more straightforward way would be to go
with Java or C/C++ application compiled into executable. Obfuscating or
protecting PHP code in some way just smells like wrong tool has been
picked for the job.

Milan Babuskov