|Does your legislation encourage the use of open specifications and common standards across public administrations?||Yes||Esquema Nacional de Interoperabilidad (2010) is a Royal Decree (4/2010) which develops provisions about interoperability stated in the eGovernment Law (11/2007) and is applicable to all public administrations in Spain. The National Interoperability Framework is further developed in the form of Interoperability Guides related to eSignature, eDocuments, eDelivery, Protocolos for Exchange of Information,... All this guides should be followed by all the Public Administrations.|
|Does your legislation encourage interoperability between public administrations?||Yes||Esquema Nacional de Interoperabilidad (2010) is a Royal Decree (4/2010) which develops provisions about interoperability stated in the eGovernment Law (11/2007). This framework includes the specification of a set of common services that works as the interoperability infrastructure for the communications between Public Administrations. The backbone of this interoperability infrastructure is the SARA Network (Red SARA) that allows the interconnection of the Spanish Public Admini-strations enabling the cooperation and the exchange of information and services between them as well as with the UE and other Member States through the link with sTESTA.|
|Are you using open source software?||Yes||Open source software is used mainly at the Autonomous Regions ("Comunidades Autónomas") level, for instance: Andalucía, Extremadura. Although there is no obligation for using open source software, the shared interoperabiity services deployed by the National Goverment are build on open source solutions.|
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