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Open standards to be voted in the Portuguese parliament

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"On December 9th, 2010 a proposal on Open Standards adoption for public information systems will be discussed at the Portuguese Parliament.

"It is of utmost importance to adopt Open Standards in Portugal, similarly to what already happens in countries like Spain, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Hungary, Germany and France.

"Open Standards adoption allows for:

* Improved interoperability between products;
* Strengthening of market competitiveness;
* Price adjustment to real value of solutions.

"Embracing Open Standards resolves the problem of "exclusivity contracts" of protocols and formats that prevent free supplier choice, and that burden the country in tens of millions of Euros each year. Open Standards give citizens freedom of choice in their digital relationship with the state."

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