[License-discuss] OSL and obfuscated code

David Woolley forums at david-woolley.me.uk
Wed Nov 21 21:28:01 UTC 2018

On 21/11/2018 19:35, Mike Linksvayer wrote:
> I wonder whether INFOCERT's request is justifiable? I imagine they think 
> obfuscated code is less likely to be modified, any modification 
> potentially making the software non-compliant with the regulation, 
> risking INFOCERT's reputation? Why isn't it good enough to have a 
> warning that only unmodified versions are certified and that any

Obfuscating makes it more work to modify, but if you actually want to 
avoid modifications, you should digitally sign.

Obfuscation, to the extent that it makes it impossible to change, goes 
way beyond the level that makes it impossible to verify for security.

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