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Is it better to do your own software licensing and copyright protection or buy?

Discussion in 'Coding, Programming' started by SecureMetric, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. For all of developers out there, these are just some good info that I have read for all the Software Integrator or Developer out there.

    "As a Software Publisher, would you produce your own licensing/copy protection solution, or would you buy into a professional solution?" Eto po ang mga interesting answer and comments that I have found:

    • In general, time you spend developing and supporting your licensing system can be very steep, and it's non value add
    • it's taking time away from adding features and doing things your customers really want.
    • If you can fit your needs into an off the shelf system you are likely to be better off in the long run because they've already figured out that file permissions and encryption work differently on Windows XP Home than Windows Server 2008 or in Turkey or whatever. These aren't problems you want to take up your time.
    • There are some very good purchased systems. I'd recommend you seriously examine them before investing significantly in your own system. If you do invest in your own, have it be for a competitive advantage because it is going to occupy a sizable portion of your development budget if you're a small company, at least initially.
    • Your time is better spent making and marketing your product rather than wasting thousands of hours needed to make decent licensing in-house.
    • I would definitely consider using an off-the-shelf licensing product - developing a license scheme is not so easy and you are better off spending that time on developing your actual core product functionality.
    To end this, may isang software developer na nagsabi na "To really build an unhackable system takes some serious cryptographic and application structure." What's more, hackers continuously find new and more devious ways to unravel your software, and if copy protection is not your core business, it would be extremely difficult to gain the expertise needed to truly protect your software.

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