|Does your legislation encourage the use of open specifications and common standards across public administrations?||Yes||Open Specifications and the adoption of standards is promoted and governed by Government of Malta Information Communication Technology (GMICT) Policy.https://www.mita.gov.mt/page.aspx?pageid=217|
|Does your legislation encourage interoperability between public administrations?||Yes||The following laws encourage interoperability between public administrations: • Re-use of Public Sector Information Order (LN 20/07) • Data Protection Act (Cap. 440) • Freedom of Information Act (Cap. 496) • Electronic commerce Act (Cap. 426) • Electronic Communications Act (Cap. 399) http://ec.europa.eu/information_society/policy/psi/docs/laws/malta/malta_psi_law_mt_en.pdf http://ec.europa.eu/justice/policies/privacy/docs/implementation/malta_en.pdf http://www.justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=8962&l=1 https://secure.gov.mt/e-procurement/pdfs/chapt426.pdf http://www.justiceservices.gov.mt/DownloadDocument.aspx?app=lom&itemid=8866|
|Are you using open source software?||Yes||The Government of Malta actively considers cost-effective and non-disruptive Open Source Software (OSS). This is reflected in the 2010 OSS White Paper as well as in the current OSS Policy and Directive. The Malta Information Technology Agency (MITA) maintains an OSS section on the corporate portal as a reference point for OSS related matters. OSS White Paper: https://www.mita.gov.mt/page.aspx?pageid=291 (Table 1 – Page 8 contains a list of adopted OSS as at 2010) OSS Policy and Directive: https://www.mita.gov.mt/page.aspx?pageid=295 OSS section on MITA Portal: http://www.mita.gov.mt/oss|
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