“The Portuguese Government has published the National Digital Interoperability Regulation , which defines the list of open standards to be adopted in the Portuguese public administration. This framework brings to life the existing Law of Open Standards . It is part of the larger ICT reform program that aims to save 500M EUR/year while providing stimulus to the local economy.”
Good for them. This should help them get their government’s books back in balance and set a good example for their people and organizations. Clearly, IT using open standards is much easier using FLOSS as the OS. I recommend Debian GNU/Linux for most IT. FLOSS is the right way to do IT.