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From:Gerald L. Clark Date:January 30 2007 6:44pm
Subject:Re: Safe DB Distribution
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mizioumt@stripped wrote:
> Something like distributing files with encrypted data in most columns
> can be done, with the encryption key being a combination
> of some hardware-related stuff such as MAC address that the user will
> provide to you, and the key you generate and provide to the user.
> Of course it creates a problem when the target computer crashes.
> Everything else is probably either hackable or would be based
> on the assumption that you'll be in the business forever
> but anyway there must be specialists out there in some security related
> groups that know how to make it hard to hack.
> 
> On the surface of it if you provide this sort of protection you'll be 
> able to distribute
> it as open source since you are protecting data and not the code but
> I'm sure bigger lycensing minds will easily prove me wrong and explain
> that there is such a thing as a GPL for data and copyrighting data is bad,
> which would mean that copyrighting anything is bad, or that copyrighting
> data is OK but the essence of your application is data so if you charge
> for it you can't distribute mysql with it under GPL etc.
> Actually it would be interesting to hear the opinion of mysql legal 
> department on this.
> 
> Thanks,
> Michael
> 

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