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closed source

Proprietary software owned by one organization. The term is typically used only in discussions that contrast open source software with proprietary software. See open source and proprietary software.
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Studies about security in open-source software versus closed-source software show that closed-source software have fewer advisories but open-source software usually has less time between flaw discovery and a patch or fix.
You'll have to read the book and, finally, in what may serve as the epitaph of proprietary, closed-source software in the business world, Raymond notes that: "The brutal truth is this: when your key business processes are executed by opaque blocks of bits that you can't even see inside (let alone modify) you have lost control of your business [emphasis in original].
Added Ryan, "Because Asterisk offers the same robust features as closed-source IP PBXs, it helps support our long-term goal of creating a unified communications platform, providing the ability to add more sophisticated functionality as our business grows.
Using a model similar to the one pioneered by other commercial open source companies such as JBoss, SugarCRM and Zimbra, customers of Intalio|BPMS Enterprise Edition get access to professional support, patch updates, advanced enterprise features, and a comprehensive Open Source indemnification program, which together provide enterprise-grade support for the product, lower barrier to adoption compared to closed-source alternatives, and give end users and OEM customers access to a thriving community of developers.
Since the open source process is entirely Internet-based, db4objects is as global as only a handful of closed-source companies, spread out over virtually every country of the world and equally balanced over the major hotspots including the US, Japan, China, India, Europe, and Brazil.
Ready-To-Deploy Gigabit Router Demonstrates Superior Price/Performance Over Leading Closed-Source Solutions
Vyatta recently introduced the Open Flexible Router (OFR), a flexible, cost-effective, and secure alternative to the incumbent, closed-source solutions that dominate the market today.
Compared to today's expensive, inflexible closed-source solutions, the OFR offers the alternative of dramatically improved price/performance and open flexibility.
Vyatta is developing the Open Flexible Router (OFR), a flexible, cost-effective, and secure alternative to the incumbent, closed-source solutions that dominate the market today.
Edwards customers evaluate the future of their applications environment, it's an optimal time for them to look at open-source database alternatives vis-a-vis closed-source solutions," said Tom Berquist, Ingres Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
a leading provider of embedded operating systems, today released a white paper entitled Closed-Source Loadable Kernel Modules Violate the GPL, which is the second in a series of white papers focusing on the myths and facts about open source licensing.
This announcement demonstrates the maturity of ObjectWeb's open-source components and platform, as alternatives to proprietary, closed-source solutions for mission-critical applications.