closed source

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Related to Closed source software: Open Source Software, Proprietary software

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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Vendors of commercial, closed source software have to answer to users on stability and security, but they can sometimes take a back seat to features and release deadlines.
Additionally, because of parsimony, the open source and closed source software development processes are presented on a high level view.
While not entirely analogous, there are elements to this scenario that are quite similar to the difficulties facing consumers of closed source software.
WANdisco's certified Subversion binaries can be easily integrated with any other open source or closed source software that can be integrated with Subversion.
CONCLUSION: More than just an interesting book, The Cathedral & The Bazaar is an important collection of ground-breaking essays on open source which have helped to advance the industry and make those companies still practising closed source software development finally sit up and take notice.
The successful migration to Ingres Database and Ingres OpenROAD is in line with the Dutch Government's mandate to consider open source software as a potentially equal alternative to closed source software in public tenders.