Preliminary taxonomy for technical interoperability assets

Published on: 23/04/2013

Technical interoperability asset

A technical specification, a service or a generic tool that is used within the context of information exchange between public administrations. A technical interoperability asset can be, for example, software interface specifications, communication protocols, messaging specifications, data format or a generic solution/tool for exchanging documents in a secure way.

Preliminary taxonomy

  • Protocol
  • Data Architecture
  • Interface Specifications
  • Service (Registry)
  • Tool
  • Security Specification
  • Package Solution
  • (Technical) Framework
  • Etc.

Open questions

  • Is there a need to distinguish documents, source code,  executable code and running software?
  • Are any types missing in the preliminary list?
  • Other issues?