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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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- Closed Source (Architecture) Market in the US: Percentage Breakdown of Revenues by Company for 2019 & 2025
For those currently locked in to the whim of a vendor producing closed source hardware, the process can feel a bit helpless at times.
The source code can be available for either an open source or a proprietary closed source system.
Closed source software also has its place, and the industry will benefit most from cooperation between the two.
Additionally, a comparative study is performed, comparing open source and closed source (proprietary) projects.
Proponents of the open source development methodology claim that it is superior in a number of ways to the closed source method.
When viruses make their presence known, intrusion prevention on closed source business networks is limited.
You need your supplier more than your supplier needs you--and you will pay, and pay, and pay again for that power imbalance." He adds that: "The logic is compelling: closed source code is an unacceptable strategic business risk" and states that, eventually, he expects the choice of closed-source code in the face of an open-source alternative to be viewed as f iduciary irresponsibility.
A great deal of scientific and medical research is also done through closed source as individual laboratories race each other to determine who'll be the first to find the answer and earn the patent.
Unlike traditional closed source software, such as Microsoft Windows, users of open source software have the right to modify software to suit their needs and share this information for the benefit of others.