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closed source

n
(Computer Science)
a. intellectual property, esp computer source code, that is not made available to the general public by its creators
b. (as modifier): closed source software. Compare open source
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He pointed out that vendor lock-ins were both a cost issue-organizations pay for the expertise of developing the closed source systems-as well as an agility issue.
To deliver on these expectations, they must understand the difference between open source accounting applications and proprietary closed source systems.
The company said it launched uberSVN at the end of April this year and it has been downloaded by thousands of developers to combine open and closed source ALM applications in a single integrated platform, which includes a rich set of repository and user management tools, as well as Subversion's social coding environment.
BinDiff and BinNavi facilitate reverse engineering, allowing software engineers to perform evaluations of closed source software and malware.
Closed systems take suction from a closed source with pressure to another closed source.
closed source (alternatively called proprietary development) is very much a religious war.
OSS and its development projects differ from proprietary software and closed source projects in several aspects.
Proponents of the open source development methodology claim that it is superior in a number of ways to the closed source method.
Since Outlook is closed source, Guninski was not examining the Outlook code.
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.