Pt Interoperability law. Here the final text adopted by Parliament:
A quick translation of the open standards legal definition shows that it is modeled after the EIF:
For purposes of this Act, it is considered “open standard” technical standard intended for publication, transmission and storage of digital information, which meets all the following requirements:
a) Adopting the consequence of a decision-making process open and available to the participation of all stakeholders;
b) The corresponding specification document has been published and freely available document their requirements and were permitted to copy, distribute and use without restriction;
c) The corresponding specification document does not relate to actions or processes are not documented;
d) intellectual property rights applicable thereto, including patents, have been provided in full, irrevocable and irreversible damage to the Portuguese State;
e) there are no restrictions to its implementation.
2 – For purposes of this Act, it is “interoperability” the ability of two or more systems, including computers, media, networks, software and other components of information technology, to interact and exchange data according to a method defined in order to obtain the expected results.