Prevent someone from stealing your code?!


#1

Hi, I’m a bit of a novice when it comes to app development. This is probably a silly question but how do you prevent someone from stealing your code? This question applies to apps posted on Glitch as well as a public Github repository.

Let’s say I’ve written an app that does all these cool things and I want to one day take it to market. What’s to stop someone else from simply downloading the repo (or using it off Glitch) and calling it/making it their own?

Thanks


#2

On Glitch, you can make your project private by clicking the lock symbol - see https://glitch.com/help/privateproject/. This means folks can’t see your project server-side code, but they can still access the app itself.

On GitHub, you can pay for private repos.


#3

Gitlab has free private repositories tho


#4

Where? Only with the student developer pack. I’m a student and am eligible, but not everybody will be able to get free private repos.


#5

The student developer pack is for GitHub, Niko was referring to GitLab, see https://about.gitlab.com/pricing/#free-plan