Open World: "X-Road joint development – cross-border open source development between two countries and global community"
The Nordic Institute for Interoperability Solutions (NIIS) is an association founded jointly by Finland and Estonia. Its mission is to develop open e-governance solutions, kicking off with the X-Road technology used nationwide in the Estonian public administration and in the Suomi.fi Data Exchange Layer service. This is probably the first time in the world when a joint special purpose organization of two countries develops an open source software using agile software development methods.
The aim of the conference talk is to tell about the X-Road related collaboration between Finland and Estonia, activating the developer community and future possibilities of the collaboration model.