What Is Proprietary Software?


Software is the core of the IT and different software has different license types to specify and restrict software usage. Proprietary Software is a software type which is labeled as non-free software or closed-source software. In general the proprietary software is owned by the creator and retains intellectual property rights.

Proprietary Software Characteristic

Proprietary software has the following characteristic.

  • Proprietary software generally sold and bought for a price.
  • Proprietary software owned by the developed, company, or owner and the user does not have any intellectual right.
  • Proprietary software does not provide its source code and prohibits change of the source code.

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