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closed sys·tem

a system in which there is no exchange of material, energy, or information with the environment.
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A comparison of the proprietary standards yields interesting results.
Discussing the Commission's case, the Qualcomm court noted that JEDEC's rules prohibited adopting a proprietary standard if its owner refused to commit to RAND licensing.
Even for proprietary standards, it is not clear that the incentive of the firm to induce adoption matches the social incentive.
The idea behind AUTOSAR is to create an open standard for fundamental software system functions that replaces proprietary standards. This creates a plug-and-play environment where software modules slot into the overall electronic architecture without unexpectedly disrupting others.
However, proprietary standards are rampant, although a proposed standard is now being ratified by various trade groups.
The danger they see is that those companies will choose not to adhere to the established standards, but will instead adopt new proprietary standards.
The proprietary standards, however, will become an issue in many industries as competitors start flooding customers and suppliers with alternative RFID initiatives.
Parliament encourages the Commission to ensure that proprietary standards do not become control mechanisms that prevent interoperability and thus expansion of services in the Internal Market.
Until recently, the lack of a clear upgrade path for DDS drives and the fact that several leading tape drive manufacturers have developed their own proprietary standards targeting the low-end server market, led some to predict that the DDS standard would die a slow death.
Instead of viewing partners as peripheral to its activity, it is making them and their expertise central to the development of the environment without tying them to proprietary standards or development tools.
And many of the most useful capabilities have taken the form of proprietary standards laid on top of open standards (for example: Mifare).