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We want a world where every citizen in every country will enjoy the best e-government services,
regardless of their gender, race, religion, or the economic development of their countries...
This dream will only come true through the availability of the best open & free software.
Everybody is welcome to participate in free-gov. Know how may you get involved"

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Free-gov is free software for free governments. This is a people's initiative (there is no "company" behind this project), and everybody is welcome to download the code, to study it, to improve it, to find errors, write translations, documentation... or just to spread the word!



Free-gov is 100% free software, because freedom and independence are important to us, and also should be important to serious governments.

GNU Free software OSI Certified Licence   GNU Affero GPL license



Free-gov specifications at a glance
Open source ok (100% free software)
License GNU AGPL
Prog. language PHP 5
Prog. paradigm Mostly procedural
Operating System Independent
Architecture Client / Server
Interface Web + Intranet + Mobile
Modular ok
Database engine MySQL, Percona, etc.
Community support ok
Commercial support ok
I18N support ok (static method)



A diversity-friendly community

female friendly open fre software project Did you know that Free-gov is one of the few Free Software projects in the world headed by a woman?
However we have got old-school-hackers coding in the project too... the magic words are "diversity tolerance".
We are proud to be one of the most diversity-friendly Free Software projects in the world today!




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 Documentation



Technical documentation



The best source of technical documentation is the Free-gov Documentation Wiki.


Worldwide legislation concerning digital signatures and e-government



 
Argentina

 Ley Nº 25.506 (B.O. 14/12/2001)   view html
 Decreto Nº 2628/02 (B.O. 20/12/2002)   view html
 Decreto N° 724/06 (B.O. 13/06/06)   view html


 
Austria

 Signature Law, 2000   view pdf



 
Belgium

 Signature Law, 2001   view pdf



 
Bermuda

 Electronic Transactions Act 1999   view pdf
 Certification Service Providers Regulations 2002   view pdf


 
Brazil

 Medida provisória 2.200-2   view html (https)


 
Canada

 PIPEDA   view html
 Federal secure electronic signature regulations   view html


 
China

 Electronic Signature Law of the People's Republic of China   view html



 
Czech Republic

 Act on Electronic Signatures, 227/2000   view html



 
Denmark

 Lov om elektroniske signaturer   view html (https)



 
Estonia

 Digital Signature Law, 2000   view html (https)
 Digital Signatures Act (consolidated text Dec 2003)   view html



 
Finland

 Laki sähköisistä allekirjoituksista, 2003   view html



 
Germany

 German Signature Law of 2001, changed in 2005   view html



 
Greece

 Presidential Decret 150/2001   view pdf



 
Guatemala

 Decreto Nº47-2008 (in Spanish)  view pdf



 
India

 Information Technology Act, 2000   view html



 
Ireland

 Irish Electronic Commerce Act, 2000   view html (https)



 
Italy

 Decreto 7/3/2005 Nº 82, Codice dell'Amministrazione Digitale   view pdf



 
Japan

 Electronic Signatures and Certification Services Law, 2000 (in Japanese)   view html
 Electronic Signatures and Certification Services Law, 2000 (English translation)   view pdf



 
Lithuania

 Law on electronic signature, 2002   view html



 
Luxembourg

 Loi du 14 août 2000 relative au commerce électronique, 2000   view pdf



 
Malaysia

 Digital Signature Act (Act 562), 1997 (in Bahasa)  view html
 Digital Signature Regulations (P.U.(A) 359), 1998 (in Bahasa)  view html



 
Malta

 Maltese Electronic Commerce Act 2001, last amended 2005   view pdf



 
Moldova

 Lege cu privire la documentul electronic si semnâtura digitalâ, July 15, 2004   view html
 Law about Electronic Document and Digital Signature (in Russian)   view html



 
New Zeland

 Electronic Transactions Act 2002, sections 22-24   view html



 
Norway

 Electronic Signature Act, 2001   view html



 
Peru

 LEY No. 27269. Ley de Firmas y Certificados Digitales   view html



 
Philippines

 Electronic Commerce Act of 2000   view pdf



 
Romania

 Legea semnâturii electronice, 455/2001   view html
 Law on the Electronic Signature, 455/2001 (English translation)   view html



 
Russian federation

 Federal Law of Russian Fed. on Electronic Digital Signature (10.01.2002)   view html



 
Slovakia

 Act no.215/2002 on electronic signature (in Slovak)   view html



 
Slovenia

 Electronic Business and Electronic Signature Act (in Slovene)   view html



 
South Africa

 Electronic Communications and Transactions Act, 2002   view html



 
Spain

 Ley 59/2003 (19 de diciembre) de firma electrónica (in Spanish)   view pdf



 
Sweden

 Qualified Electronic Signatures Act (SFS 2000:832) (in Swedish)   view html
 SFS 2000:832 (English translation)   view pdf



 
Switzerland

 Federal Law on Certification Services Concerning the Electronic Signature, 2003   view html



 
Turkey

 Electronic Signature Law, 2004   view html



 
United Kingdom

 Electronic Communications Act, 2000   view html
 The Electronic Signatures Regulations 2002   view html


 
United States

 Uniform Electronic Transactions Act (UETA)   view html
 Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (E-SIGN)   view html



 
Uruguay

 Concerning passwords or adequate information technology gestures   view html
 Concerning electronic and digital signature and PKI   view html






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