proprietary software


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proprietary software

Software owned by a single organization or individual. Contrast with open source. See public domain software, freeware and shareware.
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Leading software industry figures, among them Richard Stallman and Bill dates, sometimes view open-source software in almost Manichean terms: Stallman, the founder of the Free Software Foundation, views open-source software as inherently good and proprietary software as evil, whereas Gates has sometimes viewed open-source software as a form of intellectual property communism (that's not a compliment) in contrast with proprietary software, which is an admirable capitalist enterprise.
Where for proprietary software all the users need to pay a fee, in the OSS approach, someone buys the software, becomes the owner and can start to freely redistribute it to other users," they say.
Going open source eliminates the licensing and cost problems attached to proprietary software, allowing companies to use current releases of platforms and applications while staying completely legal.
The original complaint, filed against ADP in September 1991, alleged that ADP used Quotron's proprietary software to demonstrate the ADP pilot system at Smith Barney in an effort to induce them to convert to ADP.
This 451 CAOS Report focuses on the emerging trend of proprietary software vendors transitioning to an open source business model - including the elimination of software licensing fees as a requirement, public source code availability and a greater reliance on services as the revenue engine.
The system is based on the company's own proprietary software called the Script System which integrates the clinical and administrative functions of a medical office in one user-friendly computer system.
To this superior imaging capability we add sensors and proprietary software that provide intelligent object tracking and analysis - while simultaneously managing bandwidth," continues Dr.
The company's downloadable proprietary software application, Text Desktop TV, is offered free to consumers to help locate, manage and view Internet video content.
AHS' proprietary software, coupled with its management team's extensive experience in the healthcare, software and medical claims billing markets, lays the foundation for AHS' continued growth and acquisitions.
Several factors have led Georgia Tech to this decision including the robust nature of the Sakai tools for collaboration, the commercial support offered by rSmart and the freedom from vendor lock-in that is common with traditional proprietary software vendors.
Strathmore University saw Kuali Financials as the path to dramatically reducing the cost of enterprise software and providing a way to avoid being locked in to proprietary software vendors.
Moldflow's proprietary software products include Moldflow Plastics Advisers[R] (MPA[R]) and Moldflow Plastics Insight[R] (MPI[R]), both of which are covered by worldwide patent, trademark and other intellectual property rights.