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Mandatory Use of Open Standards In Hungary

Dec 24, 2009, 08:03 (0 Talkback[s])

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"1. The good properties of portals (interfaces), listed below, will hereafter be set out by law.

"What are the benefits?

"However well the properties of the portals are defined, unless they are guaranteed by law, they will fail to deliver results in the long run.

"2. The portals are standard, like wall sockets

"What are the benefits?

"Any device using a standard plug can be connected to the electric power supply by means of a wall socket. Connecting a television set or a refrigerator to the mains does not require the expertise of an electrician. And if the refrigerator is unplugged and a television plugged in instead, the television will work, too.

"Similarly, the two types of portal set out by Hungarian legislation (the administrative portal and the client portal serving individual users) will function as statutory standard 'sockets' in intercommunication between computers."

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