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From Hyrum K Wright <>
Subject Re: Source code watermarking
Date Fri, 07 Oct 2011 12:12:08 GMT
On Fri, Oct 7, 2011 at 7:35 AM, Miha Vitorovic <> wrote:
> On 7.10.2011 11:56, Semen Prikhodko wrote:
> Hi guys.
> I need to add additional functionality to Subversion. My task is to make SVN
> able to insert special “watermarks” into working copy source files which
> identify a developer working on them. This means every source file will
> contain some identifying comment (e.g. // {developer id} ). My customer says
> this step will protect the source code from stealing (the responsible person
> will be identified and punished). Yes, it’s stupid, but that is my current
> task. So SVN must smartly insert the watermark when updating (checking out)
> the code and remove it at time of commit (the repo must not contain
> watermarks).
> If you have the users authenticated against the SVN server, then you are
> exactly describing the svn:keywords. There is some small adittion to the
> code, but not the actual user data. It is well documented in the Subversion
> book, but if you have any additional questions, I think they are best
> directed at the users mailing list.
> And, AFAIK, there is no book detailing the SVN code... is probably the
best resource for the public APIs (it is completely derived from the
header files themselves).  The source code itself is self-documented,
to a large degree.



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