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Why are developers still using proprietary third-party libraries?

Three obvious reasons: There's no open source equivalent, The company wants paid-for support that they can rely on. They are a bit behind the times and do not yet trust open source libraries.
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How to figure out if a certain technology/library is used in development of a proprietary application

In theory, you cannot deduce the source of a compiled program because clues such as variable names, comments etc. are removed in the process of compilation. In practice, people use code libraries to ...
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