[Qgis-developer] Data encryption

Alex Mandel tech_dev at wildintellect.com
Tue Jan 28 23:59:04 PST 2014

On 01/28/2014 10:53 PM, Zoltan Szecsei wrote:
> Hi List,
> I have a friend, not in South Africa, who has a need to bundle raster &
> vector data with a map viewer, so that the entire package can be
> deployed via a DVD.
> The catch is that usage of the data bundled with this DVD, needs to
> expire after 12 months.
> So, does anyone know of a QGIS based solution - even if it comes with a
> proprietary encryption module that allows for an expiry date?
> I'd be curious if anyone has implemented such solution.
> I also think that there may be a possibility of fee for someone to
> develop such capability.
> Regards and thanks,
> Zoltan

That's a pretty messed up product I wouldn't go anywhere near. But short
answer is this isn't a QGIS specific thing it's DRM which the Video Game
industry has plenty of solutions for, most of which are completely
circumventable by smart computer users.


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