General information about the Joinup platform.
The use of Joinup is regulated by 10 principles. Principle #2 states that Joinup is reserved for software and projects that are of particular use for public administrations in Europe, and/or produced by the public sector. The reference to public administrations is not exclusive of other usages: for example a Geographical Information System may be considered as “answering to public sector needs” (road making etc.), even if it can also be useful for private purpose (home building, truck or property management etc.). The reference to Europe is not exclusive either: Joinup welcomes projects that are initiated and could be downloaded and used everywhere, provide they may be useful to public administrations in Europe. The project owner can be a public administration, however it can be any other person (individual, association, company) developing software that is of particular use for public administrations.