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Action 27 in Netherlands flag Netherlands

Member States to implement Malmö and Granada declarations

Indicator Status Evidence
Does your legislation encourage the use of open specifications and common standards across public administrations? Yes The Central Government is obliged to use open standards through an instruction for the central government. All ministries and their bodies have to comply to a list of open specification standards or explain why these cannot be implemented (comply or explain) Lower government bodies (eg municpalities, provinces) are bound by an inter governamental covenant with the central government.
Does your legislation encourage interoperability between public administrations? Yes The Netherlands has a standardization forum that issues a list of open standards to be used within government. These standards have to be applied on a 'comply or explain' basis. Also the NORA is directly aimed at interoperability between government bodies. http://forumstandaardisatie.nl/
Are you using open source software? Yes https://www.ictu.nl/archief/noiv.nl/voorbeeldprojecten/index.html There are several examples of goverment bodies using open source software.

Best Practice Case

The Netherlands was one of the first countries to adopt an official policy aimed at promoting open standards, combined with a open standards programme.

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External contribution

External contributions are more than welcome. If you would like to share with us a country, regional or local-level initiative relevant for this DAE action, you can do it via the online form.