|Does your legislation encourage the use of open specifications and common standards across public administrations?||Yes||National Interoperability Guidelines (Référentiel Général d’Interopérabilité ) indicate that the use of open standards and specifications is advisable (page 12)|
|Does your legislation encourage interoperability between public administrations?||Yes||"Référentiel Général d’Interopérabilité" " guides the administrative authorities in the adoption of norms, standards and best practices, to promote the interoperability of their information systems.|
|Are you using open source software?||Yes||The use varies according to different ministries - from 0 to 100% (but the trend is towards open source), Linux is rarely used on desktop computers, average deployment of Open Office application is 50%, server software and MUA are also used but proprietary software use prevails (source: France response to the EC SAE questionnaire )|
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