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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Previous reports indicated that replacing certain parts on Apple devices equipped with the custom T2 chip requires proprietary software to complete the repairing, otherwise the devices become unusable.
The proprietary software, in some cases, may be far more feature rich.
The agreement covers user licenses, implementation and support of the company's proprietary software, iipax.
"This proprietary software is not only allowing us to look at many other opportunities of how and where we can license HearAtLast locations but it is already allowing our licensing model to expand the HearAtLast brand outside of the Canadian market.
What struck me is that open source software is becoming intertwined with proprietary software. The robust LucidWorks' solution, when deployed in the cloud, works with Amazon's Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) and Microsoft's Windows Azure (opensearchnews.com/2012/08/microsoftteam-up-with-lucid-imagination-for-cloud-search).
The online model and proprietary software solutions brought in by IMS are a perfect complement to the tools and services offered by LeadingResponse, Lyons added.
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.
Dubai Don't believe everything you read about tech camps siding only with either proprietary software (PS) or open source software (OSS), says a Harvard Business School professor.
After working together on numerous projects, Leonard and Barrett realized that a merger would allow them to completely satisfy clients' needs by combining comprehensive IT services with deep expertise in a variety of established and proprietary software products.
Compatible with any Xbox 360 system, the Natal sensor is the world's first to combine an RGB camera, depth sensor, multi-array microphone, and custom processor running proprietary software all-in-one device..
For businesses developing proprietary software products or electronic devices that run proprietary software (such as medical equipment, cellular phones, computer equipment, etc.), the use of open source software with those products can present serious implications for evaluating the value of the business in an investment or acquisition context.
Open source delivers these benefits because there are no licensing costs as there is with proprietary software and it has spawned a large and growing community of developers who believe in the concept.