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Re: deploying a package in human-unreadable form

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  • Subject: [mg110964] Re: deploying a package in human-unreadable form
  • From: magma <maderri2 at gmail.com>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jul 2010 05:36:39 -0400 (EDT)
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On Jul 12, 1:21 pm, Roman <rschm... at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks to all! Indeed a combination of Locked, ReadProtected, and
> Encode do the job.
> Now the question is: as I work in academic scientific research, would
> I get more bug reports and patch suggestions if I published my package
> under the GPL instead of encoded?
> Thanks for any advice you have on this topic!
> Roman.

Almost certainly! If your users can read your code they can:
1- make suggestions for improvement of your code or for new features
2- learn from you how to program in Mathematica and/or how to do something in
your specific field/application
3- be inspired by your code and develop it further without you making
much extra effort.

By the way, what is your package all about?


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