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  • An acronym for Commercial (or sometimes Commodity/Common) Off-The Shelf
  • Essentially anything that is
    • Readily available, procurable
    • Standard solution to the need
  • A simple example would be a store bought screw that adheres to a norm (ISO, EN, DIN)
  • This specific term is also heavily used in the commercial law/government sectors during Procurement


  • A non-developmental item (NDI)
  • vs. custom software
  • An example would be shrink-wrapped software like Microsoft Word
  • Need to find the word for the s

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