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closed sys·tem

a system in which there is no exchange of material, energy, or information with the environment.

closed system

a system that does not interact with its environment.
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In this case, Sun would be subject to the terms of an implied copyleft so that it could not convert that which was open into a closed standard.
Joel Van Arsdale, Partner at First Annapolis Consulting, adds, "The transition from closed standards and restricted access to greater Openness is closely linked to a shift towards a more partnership-oriented market approach.
This reflects a huge shift in the industry from proprietary, closed standards to open standards and this will impact the growth of the contact center industry.
Furthermore, regulators are unlikely to let dominant access providers use closed, proprietary standards and interfaces; the European Union has already signaled that broadband providers, which operate, for all intents and purposes, as local monopolies, won't be allowed to use closed standards.