|Does your legislation encourage the use of open specifications and common standards across public administrations?||Yes||The public sector must use open standards in certain areas – see http://www.digst.dk/Arkitektur-og-standarder/Standardisering/AAbne-standarder--vejledning/De-syv-saet-af-obligatoriske-aabne-standarder as well as the specific standards http://digitaliser.dk/katalog/2/alle?anbniv=6ce5bc3d-eada-4634-a387-e5b33263e2e7. The government must ensure that the use of information technology by the public sector is based on open standards, and that all digital information and data exchanged by the public sector with citizens, businesses and institutions are in formats based on open standards. See: http://en.fivu.dk/files/publications/2011/it-and-telecommunications-policy-report-2011/html/kap02.htm|
|Does your legislation encourage interoperability between public administrations?||Yes||Denmark has one piece of legislation on opens standards for eInvoicing, see https://www.retsinformation.dk/Forms/R0710.aspx?id=128888|
|Are you using open source software?||Yes||Denmark has an Software Exchange for public sector open source components (see http://digitaliser.dk/network/389444). Here one can find all the most central open source components for the public sector e.g. the eInvoicing infrastructure “NemHandel”. The Danish government has also established a Knowledge Centre for Open Source and open standards, which deliver guidance to the administration on the use of open source and open standards as well as developing open source components (see http://digitaliser.dk/group/536052).|
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