CENATIC stands for the National Competency Centre for the application of open source technologies (Centro Nacional de Referencia de Aplicación de las Tecnologías de Información y la Comunicación basadas en Fuentes Abiertas).
CENATIC is a strategic project of the Spanish Government which aims at promoting awareness and use of free and open source software (F/OSS) with a focus on public administrations, businesses, providers and / or user of free technologies, and development communities.
The project is being funded by the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce under its National Program of Services Technologies for the Information Society since 2006 to 2012, and by the regional governments of Extremadura, Andalusia, Asturias, Aragon, Cantabria, Galicia, Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. Atos Origin, Gpex and Telefonica also form part in the Board of Directors of CENATIC.
CENATIC results from a commitment to technology, as endorsed by the Spanish legislation, which establishes measures for promoting the sharing, reuse and collaboration between public administration technology projects. The objective is to increase efficiency in the use of public resources, as well as the quality and safety of public administration projects.