[Mono-list] Obfuscation packages that run under mono

Miguel de Icaza miguel@ximian.com
Wed, 04 Feb 2004 18:34:32 -0500


> I'm trying, without much success I might add, to find any IL obfuscation
> packages that will run under mono (on linux). 
> Does anyone know of any?

Dont know of one, but there are a few things someone could do:

	* Use the bundle functionality in Mono.

	  This would bundle your binary inside a Mono instance,
	  so you distribute a single executable.  Not impossible
	  to break, but would work around simple attempts.

	* You could precompile with --aot, then disassemble the
	  original .exe, remove all the code, then re-assemble
  	  and ship both.

That being said, value these days does not lie in particular tiny
routines, but lies in the large body of work, and if someone steals
your code, you are likely going to find out anyways.