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Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) is commercially available products that are purchased and integrated with little configuration.
Very popular as reduces Integration Cost and Time.
Commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) is a term for software or hardware, generally technology or computer products, that are ready-made and available for sale, lease, or license to the general public.
They are often used as alternatives to in-house developments.
Most existing open source software is COTS, as it is licensed to the public