Preliminary taxonomy for legal interoperability assets

Published on: 23/04/2013

Legal interoperability asset

An agreement that is binding via legislation (e.g. EU Directives and national transposition) relevant in the context of information exchange between public administrations; a template; or a framework that can support the creation or execution of such agreement (e.g. licence template and licensing framework).

Preliminary taxonomy

  • EU Directive
  • (National) Legislative act
  • (Commission) Recommendation
  • International agreement
  • Licensing Framework
  • Licence template

Open questions

  • Do we need to include a policy level for strategy, action plans etc.? E.g. Europe 2020 strategy, ISA Action Plan, EIF
  • Is the legal level limited to legislation, laws, court decisions, with contracts and licenses covered on the organisational level?
  • Are any main types missing in the preliminary list?
  • Other issues?






JohnBorras (not verified)
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 12:09

I am very surprised that you have not included the political layer as a separate layer.  It is recognised in both EIFv2 and the OASIS TGF as a separate interoperability layer and without question politics and legislation are very different perspectives.  It is the political agenda for any service delivery programme that drives most if not all of the other layers so knowing that context is extremely important. Merging the policital assets into either the legal or business layers, as is being proposed from my understanding of your proposals, is a serious mistake IMO.

I would be very interested to hear your reasons for omitting this layer.

Wed, 24/04/2013 - 14:25


The proposal is not to merge the political level into the legal level. The current scope does not include the political level, My discussion point is: should we include it as a separate level? I understand from your reaction that you think we should.

JohnBorras (not verified)
Wed, 24/04/2013 - 14:47

Yes, in my opinion you should.