[sword-devel] Cool idea: Commercial Linux /Windows Bible pro

Jerry Hastings sword-devel@crosswire.org
Fri, 02 Feb 2001 12:49:59 -0700

I agree that the fraudulent use of keys by users does not impute on the 
honesty of the programmers.

My point is, that you can not 100% protect the keys or the data they protect.


At 08:36 AM 2/1/2001 +0200, Tsoloane Moahloli wrote:

>I disagree.  Imagine this scenarion.
>I buy a copy of MSOffice and thus I now have a product key for the copy.  I
>then 'lend' this copy to a friend, who uses the product key to install it on
>his own machine.  The person who sold me the software cannot be blamed for
>this, the burden of honesty is now on the user and not on 
>programmer.  Using an
>open protocol like a public/private key combo or something should assure the
>publisher of the programmers integrity and from that point on the playing 
>is level.  They can then distribute/sell the sword modules themselves etc.