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Portugal's New Interoperability Law

Trond's Opening Standard - Portugal's New Interoperability Law, adopted by Parliament on 29 March 2011, establishes the adoption of open standards in the computer systems of the State. Wonderful!

This law provides for the adoption of open standards for digital information in the public service, promoting technological freedom of citizens and organizations and interoperability of computer systems in the state. Right on!

The law contains a definition of open standards that is a good starting point for debates on interoperability. The definition seems to allow for recognizing fora/consortia deliverables. Great!