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A source code repository will make the source code of the software solutions created for the state freely available

The Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Information System Authority completed the first version of the source code repository of the e-government, which makes the source code and software solutions created for the state freely available and reusable.

The source code repository is based on open-source technology and the code stored in the repository is publicly available for everybody. The entire open source code of the e-state will be accessible and usable via the repository unless decided otherwise for security reasons.

‘This initiative is an important step towards the state as a platform principle that I have emphasised during my term of office,’ said Rene Tammist, Minister of Entrepreneurship and Information Technology. ‘Sharing software and solutions gives companies opportunities to create new and advanced products and services, but also contributes to the development of the e-government. Solutions must be reused more and become more easily available across all areas of government in Estonia instead of reinventing the wheel every time. This will also help to keep development costs at a more affordable level,’ Tammist added.

The long-term aim of the source code repository is community-driven development of the e-government and the open source code repository is the cornerstone of this. ‘It will bring the public and private sectors closer together, enable greater cooperation and transparency, and contribute to our common interest in ensuring the sustainability and development of the e-government,’ the minister said. ‘The essential elements of the “state as a platform” approach are now in place with the Open Data Portal and the source code repository. It is important that in the future, state authorities systematically contribute to the quality and availability of open data and share code.’

The initial version of the source code repository has been released. The Information System Authority has the administrative model of the repository and they provide support for the repository. The future roadmap is planned in cooperation with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications and the Information System Authority.

The source code repository is available at koodivaramu.eesti.ee ».

Laura Laaster
Public Relations Department
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications
+372 625 6428; laura.laaster@mkm.ee 

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