1. It refers to the software that is solely owned by the individual or the organization that developed it.
2. Only the owner or publisher who holds the legal property rights of the source code can access it.
3. The project is managed by a closed group of individuals or team that developed it.
4. They are focused on a limited market of both skilled and unskilled end users.
5. There is a very limited scope of innovation with the restrictions and all
6. Ex: Windows, MacOs, Google Earth
Open Source Software:
1. It refers to the software that is developed and tested through open collaboration.
2. Anyone with the academic knowledge can access, inspect, modify and redistribute the source code
3. The project is managed by an open source community of developers and programmers.
4. They are not aimed at unskilled users outside of the programming community.
5. It provides flexibility Ex. Android, Firefox, Ubuntu
6. Ex: Android, Firefox, Ubuntu