[erlang-questions] Stand alone Erlang on Windows

Felipe Kober kobergeek@REDACTED
Fri Aug 14 09:20:00 CEST 2009

no need to apologize. this feeling is widely known due to common
violations of international patent law in china. i don't think it is a
personal attack on you. it is summer, why take life so seriously?

these are not code but we can all laugh together:


On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 8:01 PM, Oscar<ro4tub@REDACTED> wrote:
> hey man,
> Could you please give us any example about the Chinese steal source code?
> If not, please apologize it in this thread.
> Thank you,
> -Oscar Huang
> On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 1:32 AM, Christian<chsu79@REDACTED> wrote:
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2009 at 18:29, caio ariede<caio.ariede@REDACTED> wrote:
>>> Can be .beam reverse engineered?
>> No more than JVM or x86 machine code can be. However, if beams are
>> made to include debug information they can contain the entire abstract
>> syntax tree for the source. This is very useful to include so you know
>> exactly what the customer is running if a bug is found.
>> However, since you might not want the Chinese to steal your source
>> code and make a duplicate in just 3 minutes, Erlang has a feature to
>> encrypt the debug-information so that you can still go on-site and get
>> access to the debug information with your secret key. But the customer
>> does not have that peek-a-boo-ability.
>>> What's the best way to distribute Erlang powered, proprietary and
>>> non-proprietary, softwares?
>> The best way is to have a product that is so awesome that people give
>> you money even though you have fully it open source and receive
>> patches to make it even more awestruck. Nobody can argue with that.
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