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Is there a way I can sell a PHP "module" without distributing the source
code? I haven't heard of one, but if you have an idea, please let me know.
thanks,
-d

Jul 17 '05 #1
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"Doug D" <do*****@XXXearthlinkXXX.net> wrote in message
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Is there a way I can sell a PHP "module" without distributing the source
code? I haven't heard of one, but if you have an idea, please let me

know.

Do you mean PHP scripts or a module for PHP itself?

Assuming the former, there is ioncube (www.ioncube.com) but I've never used
it. I *have* had the displeasure of attempting to test a software package
that was using it and it took over a month for the vendor to figure out they
were encoding their source incorrectly so that it was not possible to even
install their package.

- Virgil
Jul 17 '05 #2
Doug D wrote:


Is there a way I can sell a PHP "module" without distributing the source
code? I haven't heard of one, but if you have an idea, please let me know.
thanks,
-d

You can use the Zend Encoder:
http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-encoder.php
it starts at $960

If you are a new company that doesn't make allot of money Zend has
programs that are aimed at helping small businesses. You can apply for
there small business program at
http://www.zend.com/store/products/zend-smallbiz.php.
if you qualify you can get a bundle of software which includes the Zend
Encoder for $295 which I personally think is a great deal considering I
bought the ZDE alone for $250.
I do not work for, nor am I affiliated with Zend.

Jeremy Shovan
Jul 17 '05 #3
Hello,

Doug D wrote:
Is there a way I can sell a PHP "module" without distributing the source
code? I haven't heard of one, but if you have an idea, please let me know.


There are several encoders for some time that offer some level of
protection.

Meanwhile there is a real PHP compiler that generates shared libraries
that completely replace the need for PHP runtime.

http://www.roadsend.com/
--

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Manuel Lemos

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http://www.phpclasses.org/

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Jul 17 '05 #4
On Thu, 13 May 2004 16:58:34 GMT
Doug D <do*****@XXXearthlinkXXX.net> wrote:


Is there a way I can sell a PHP "module" without distributing the source
code? I haven't heard of one, but if you have an idea, please let me know.
thanks,
-d


You could keep it running at your own server. You could also try obsfucating
the code, but that wont do it in the long run.
--
Kamratligen,
Davor
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http://blupp.net/~davor/davor.key
Jul 17 '05 #5

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