Encoding Rails project source code

Hello,

After weeks of speaking with my boss, I've finally convinced him to
allow me to switch our in-house PHP application (for inventory
control, employee monitoring, etc.) to Ruby on Rails.

He told me that once the application was running smoothly, he plans to
commercialize it for our specific industry. However, he asked if there
was some sort of way to encode the source code so that if he sells it,
no one can modify it, for obvious reasons.

I know that PHP has some programs that encode the source code of the
application, making the application usable, but it cannot be modified
(Using Google to search for "PHP Encoder" brings up many different
results). I was wondering, is there something similar for Rails?
Searching Google didn't get me much information. If such a thing
exists, I'll be working on Rails full time, which is what I've wanted
for a long time!

Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Hello,

Hi,

After weeks of speaking with my boss, I've finally convinced him to
allow me to switch our in-house PHP application (for inventory
control, employee monitoring, etc.) to Ruby on Rails.

Good for you!

I was wondering, is there something similar for Rails?
Searching Google didn't get me much information. If such a thing
exists, I'll be working on Rails full time, which is what I've wanted
for a long time!

I have the same problem with my current project. It's almost complete but we
don't know how to encode it yet. We didn't find a solution :cry:

Any information will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

+1

Have fun,

This is pretty FAQ. google ruby-talk archiev (AND c.l.ruby archive,
they diverged for a few months last year or year before) for "protect/
obscure/hide/ source code"
http://rubystuff.org/nodewrap/#tools
http://blog.zenspider.com/archives/zenobfuscate/

I was actually searching for "Rails encoding", but totally forgot
about the "Ruby" aspect of it. Sorry about that.

I've checked those links out, and once I get my project underway, I'll
verify the software and hopefully it'll be just what I need. Thank you
very much for the quick help!

also very effective:
http://redhanded.hobix.com/inspect/streamCopyYoutubeRevverEtc.html