Proprietary software, also known as non-free software, or closed-source software, is computer software for which the software's publisher or another person retains intellectual property rights—usually copyright of the source code,[1] but sometimes software patent rights.[2]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Saraswati Experts. "COMPUTER SCIENCE WITH C++", Saraswati House Pvt Ltd, pp. 1.27. ISBN: 978-93-5199-877-8. Retrieved on 29 June 2017. 
  2. AUUG, Inc.. "AUUGN", AUUG, Inc., March 2003, p. 51. Retrieved on 29 June 2017. 

External links[edit | edit source]

  This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia (view authors). Wikipedia-logo-v2.svg
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.