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    Resolved [RESOLVED] How to share a project with other developer and protect the source code

    Hello

    I would like to ask what is the ideal way to share a project (.NET) with other developer in meantime I protect the source code.

    I have this idea:

    - Make SDK (DLL file) with dongle or activation key, so the developer will be forced to use my SDK (DLL file) which is with licence then to copy the source code somewhere else will still need to get licence from me to compile it.

    Is there any another professional way suggested?

    Thank you

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    Re: How to share a project with other developer and protect the source code

    Thats just not going to work ...

    Source code at the end of the day is just text and you can copy text somewhere else into a new project and then compile away and there is nothing you can do about it.

    Surely it just better to collaborate with people you trust and if they are going to add value to your program then you either pay them or offer them a percentage share or something like that.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] How to share a project with other developer and protect the source cod

    Do they actually need the source code or merely the functionality? If it's the functionality then you just give them the compiled object (probably with a documented interface). If it's the source you can't. There is no safeguard against a paper and pen.
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    Re: [RESOLVED] How to share a project with other developer and protect the source cod

    They only need the functionality, in this case SDK made by me and protected is the solution for me and this what I am going to do.
    Thanks for help

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