Following part one of this video series, we delve deeper into the differences between “open platform ” and “non-proprietary” systems.
An open platform system sounds appealing. It conveys the idea of “not being locked in”, offering more choice. Mix the terms “open” with “non-proprietary” and now you really have the market’s attention. But do such systems exist?
Here’s a case in point…
While Microsoft, the world’s largest software vendor has never dared market their “open platform system” Windows as non-proprietary, many security vendors are claiming their “open platform” software is non-proprietary. The question is, are these systems really non-proprietary?
In this article we investigate these claims to see whether they’re real or imagined.