Please give me some inputs about my situation, because I know that you have more experience than me.
I have a program that is written in vb6, which is near to the completion.
I would like to start selling the program at the beginning of next year.
My question to you is:
1. how to protect it?
At this moment, I only use vb6 (via software and deployment wizard) to launch my installation package. I have incorporated a simple encryption by using their harddrive number. But will it be enough? What is the better way to create the installer?
2. can I put it "on the cloud"? (similar to salesforce.com)
The way my program works is, my client needs to install my program into their computer and use it offline. But is it possible to put it online? so my client won't need to install my program (which I assume will boost the software protection from the hacker), they just needs to login via the web.
If there is possible? what's the other thing that I need to do?
thanks a lot for your info :)