Software that is not free software or semi-free software (the same thing as free software except that it can only be used for non-profit things).
Windows is an example of proprietary software.
автор: a thing 11 июня 2005
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Proprietary software is software that you are not free to use, copy, modify, and study as you like. It's a form of abuse of users, which sucks and makes people depressed; it gives suits power over creatives.
Skype is extremely proprietary software.
автор: your real name! 29 июня 2009
Something said to be evil, yet nobody knows why.
Software developed by Microsoft is proprietary software, so it's evil.
автор: Ferreira 23 ноября 2008