Online / 5 & 6 February 2022


Joint open source development in cross-border context

X-Road® is open-source software and ecosystem solution that provides unified and secure data exchange between organisations. X-Road is a digital public good verified by the Digital Public Goods Alliance, and it’s released under the MIT open source license and is available free of charge. X-Road is used as a national data exchange solution in Estonia, Finland, Iceland and many other countries around the world.

Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is a non-profit association with the mission to ensure the development and strategic management of X-Road® and other cross-border components for digital government infrastructure. The republics of Estonia, Finland and Iceland are members of NIIS.

In my talk, I'm going to give an overview of X-Road first. Then, I'm going to discuss the organisational structure of NIIS and the development model of X-Road. The main scope of the presentation is to discuss joint open source development in cross-border context.


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