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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Telematicus aims to offer access to smart technology solutions that are not restricted to devices or closed software environments.
Asked if there were any weak points in open source software there was a large difference in answers with 44% of the respondents stating that the quality of open source is lower than closed source software (with a small majority of 56% who think otherwise), while 40% of the respondents also thought open source software to be less safe than closed software (a small majority thinks it is better).
At one time, users had two choices for developing test programs: the easy but somewhat restrictive closed software package, or a more time-consuming but far more flexible open programming language.