Closed Source Software

This is the opposite of 'Open Source' software.

It means the software is the intellectual property of a specific company.

For example 'Office' is a closed source application belonging to Microsoft. You will not be able to get hold of the source code as it is private property.

With closed source software, the company sells a 'licence' that defines how their customers can use the software. For example the licence may be 'single user' or perhaps 'site licence'.

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Click on this link: Open and Closed source software


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