I want to build a some tools for ArcGIS. Toolboxes that I've seen are open source and run the scripts that reside in their src folder. However, I don't want to release the source code. After some googling (and thinking!), I came to these choices:
- Releasing the .pyc files
- Password-Protecting the tool
- Implementing the core algorithm in an exe file and running it in my python code.
Are these options really helpful? What is the standard practice used for creating proprietary tools?