Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine ID?  [SOLVED]

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Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine ID?

Postby PD Quig » 08 Apr 2016

I have shared code (.sef) with other traders in the past and have always included a simple "poison pill" that renders the code inoperative after a certain date. This is a admittedly a pretty clunky way to manage IP, but I couldn't find any info that indicated that there might be a more elegant solution.

Is there any means of restricting the use of shared code to a single authorized user's machine?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine   [SOLVED]

Postby TJ » 08 Apr 2016

I have shared code (.sef) with other traders in the past and have always included a simple "poison pill" that renders the code inoperative after a certain date. This is a admittedly a pretty clunky way to manage IP, but I couldn't find any info that indicated that there might be a more elegant solution.

Is there any means of restricting the use of shared code to a single authorized user's machine?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine

Postby Sebastian Vermont » 08 Apr 2016

While not specifically related to your question, you may also want to consider limiting position size in addition to user base.

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Re: Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine

Postby tony » 09 Apr 2016

You can encrypt your source code as well.

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Re: Is there a way to limit use of code to a single machine

Postby PD Quig » 10 Apr 2016

Thanks to all. Some combination of the above would make me feel better about sending code off into the ether.

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