Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: Undocumented internal encrypt/decrypt in FB
Author Geoff Worboys
Hi Max,

> 'OK there is no silver bullet - now what is the balance
> between IP law requiring "reasonable efforts to protect"
> and loading a gun to shoot your friends in the foot'.
> We don't face this issue - we consider Client Data theirs -
> incl DB schema.

I dont go that far. I have huge amounts of metadata (most
forms and reports are in a database too). Like the rest
of the "software" (the programs and help files) this belongs
to my company and is only licenced to the client.

A signed licence agreement is what I use for "reasonable
efforts to protect" the IP. This is very standard and widely
used and accepted.

Geoff Worboys
Telesis Computing