Protecting the code

We are just starting a new project and it is going to be a commercial application. So we have a reasonable question now - how can we protect our code? I have searched the web but found nothing really useful. Can anyone suggest any solutions or ideas about code protection for Ruby/Rails?

Thanks

I'm actually interested with this as well. I'm thinking of something like how the Javascript packers work, if that is possible.

Sasha Bee wrote:

We are just starting a new project and it is going to be a commercial application. So we have a reasonable question now - how can we protect our code? I have searched the web but found nothing really useful. Can anyone suggest any solutions or ideas about code protection for Ruby/Rails?

Thanks

Sacha, I see you've posted twice. Erol, please look at this thread:

Ade

Thanks for the thread. I'm more inclined to go with your solution (www.rubyencoder.com), but I couldn't try it out yet since my dev machine is running on Windows. I'll probably try later when I get a Nix machine up, or atleast a VM.