Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Secure FireBird 1.5.2 or IB 6
Author Ann W. Harrison
rekkod wrote:
> An additional thought that I had, is that "if" the Server source can
> be changed in such a way that the file-structure is modified so that
> only the custom-compiled Server can read the db, then nobody can
> access the db with tools like IBConsole. Clever hi!

Here you run into a restriction on Mozilla-like license - the Firebird
license is clone of the Mozilla 1.1 license. You can change the code as
much as you like, but if you distribute it, you must distribute your
changes with the code. So you'd be required to tell your customers how
to build a server that can read your database.