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Disclaimer – Simplified Logic respects intellectual property rights and in no way supports using hacked or cracked software. What follows is simply an educational exercise with the intent of highlighting the security dangers of releasing unprotected software in virtual machine environments such as the Adobe Flash Player.
It’s fairly common for me to see comments on blogs and forums playing down the security risk from decompiling software. They say things like “Source code isn’t intellectual property”, or “Nothing is 100% secure, so why bother with protection?”. While it’s true that in virtual machine environments NOTHING is 100% secure, there can be great value in taking some measures to protect your software. Many company’s approaches to software security are akin to the Jeff Foxworthy comedy bit about putting the house keys under the mat with a sign on the front door saying “The key is under the mat…” Your only hope is a blind burglar (listen at 20:25 into the clip).
The concept of a license pool is fairly unique to Nitro-LM. Â Each pool is attached to a company. Â A company can have as many different pools as you can define. Â It really depends on how complex you need to make your access restriction rules. Â Using the concept of pools, you can do some unique things like bundling software into suites. Â For example, if you had three software products, you could put 5 licenses in a pool and allow the customer to use those 5 licenses in any way they chose across the products. Â Need more developers using product A this week? Â No problem, just release the license from product B and use them in A. Â In a nutshell, a pool is a group of licenses along with all the rules for getting access to those licenses.
Rules are broken down into three categories: product associations, usage restrictions, and access restrictions.
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The Online Flex Meetup Group is Organized by John Mason out of Atlanta, GA. His group attracts attendees from all over the USA and the World. We received an Invitation to present to this group on June 10, 2009. The event was recorded and also covered some material that was also presented at the 360|Flex Conference in Indianapolis, IN in May 2009. Enjoy!