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Did you find a working solution? I am in the same position; most of my paper is about code and the output it generates. Psychological methods (an APA journal) has some instructions about this here: "If you would like to include code in the text of your published manuscript, please submit a separate file with your code exactly as you want it to appear, using ...


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I say this without meaning to disrespect anyone, but many academics are not keen programmers - they don't enjoy programming or care about details. Programming isn't what they signed up for, or isn't the main focus of their work. They may see code as a "necessary evil", rather than as the contribution or appreciate its design. The code is perceived as being ...


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Here's how I'd look at the situation in case OP (or a future reader) is in Germany. In Germany, the IP of a Bachelor or Master thesis is almost always owned by the student. With software, there may be a more complicated situation if the student wasn't the only author of that software - but the exam regulations for the thesis would anyways require that the ...


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As already outlined in some of the comments, it is impossible to achieve what you want: You cannot control a computer to this extent without a severe invasion that would go far beyond anything that I would allow you to do on my computer due to privacy and security concerns. You can also not prevent students from using a second computer, a virtual machine, or ...


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Unless you are angling for commercial use of your code, you should post the code publicly, to GitHub, your own website, etc. To be clear, you are almost definitely under no obligation to do provide your code. You have completed your Master's. Absent an express agreement regarding the IP in your source code (not mentioned, by implication there is no express ...


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Why would you refuse? You might want “negotiate” an explicit acknowledgment at the end of any paper that uses your code as seed for something else (“ We thank Jan Schwarz for permission to use an older version of this code which he developed” or “This code is build on a previous code by Jan Schwarz” or something you think better reflects the situation, like ...


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You developed the code as part of your curriculum. It's quite possible that therefore, the source code belongs to the university anyway. This does depend on the laws of the country your university is in. Also, I don't see what you should be concerned about. Someone else building on your work is exactly how science is supposed to proceed. If I were you, I'd ...


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