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proprietary standards

Specifications for hardware or software that are controlled by one company. When a proprietary standard such as Windows is widely used, it becomes a "de facto" standard even though it is not governed by a standards organization. Contrast with open standards. See closed system.
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Interestingly, rumours point that the two phones could support Qualcomm's Quick Charge 4+ technology, a proprietary standard, instead of USB-PD, an open standard that Google has been pushing for the mass adoption of.
The bench uses proprietary standard accessories and allows for easy attachment of the company's Drawer Units 26, 35, 38 and 45 using standard drawer mounting brackets.
Discussing the Commission's case, the Qualcomm court noted that JEDEC's rules prohibited adopting a proprietary standard if its owner refused to commit to RAND licensing.
The backplane is suitable for use in harsh military applications when it is coupled with proprietary standard or customized ATR rugged enclosures that feature convection, conduction or air-over conduction cooling solutions and full mesh backplane support.
District Court in Philadelphia, Graham alleged that Haughey and USI MidAtlantic "knowingly and willfully" copied and used two proprietary standard documents without Graham's authorization.
But we should want to preserve, for the benefit of consumers, providers' option to reach for innovations so advantageous as to justify the inconvenience of a proprietary standard.
* Establish a proprietary standard: An important part of the Microsoft playbook is grabbing control of weakly-defended interoperability standards, which it then "embraces and extends." Since most vendors let ineffectual committees handle the standard-setting process, Microsoft can usually co-opt a standard without much opposition (as it's now doing with digital imaging and XML standards).
Once somebody creates what is, in effect, a public standard, it's in everybody's economic interest to support it--unlike a proprietary standard. The problem is, should it be owned by the government or should it be private?
Open-source software has re-emerged today largely as a reaction against the Microsoft proprietary standard. Companies that have seen their own proprietary alternatives crushed by the Microsoft steamroller have turned to alliances with open-source software to combat the Windows monopoly.
This freedom, however, means that each organization has essentially built a proprietary standard that may be used throughout the company but does not necessarily conform to any other firm's own HTML.
A different competitive issue arises if one proprietary standard does manage to obtain complete dominance.
We feel that at best this is detrimental to the spirit of the 802.11 process, and, worst case, creates a proprietary standard not unlike the WLIF.