Software Publico Internacional (SPI)

It is a project that seeks to consolidate a network of collaboration at the Latin American Free Software, creating a repository for those international applications that are of interest for the government of the countries involved.

The draft Software Publico Internacional (SPI) was created as a joint effort among the United Nations Programme for Development (UNDP), the Secretary of Logistics and Information Technology of the Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management of Brazil (SLTI / MPOG), the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) and the Latin American Centre for Development Administration (CLAD). The countries that are collaborating with the project are: Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Venezuela and recently Argentina.

This initiative aims to establish a platform for exchange of knowledge through which countries can share each other public programs and source code, complying with a set of pre-established standards and guidelines for standardization and interoperability. The goal is to place the solutions available to all software communities of the participating countries. The portal will bring together both developers and users (citizens) under a model of collaboration.

The Project aims at the internationalization of existing public software solutions, provide a space for solution exchange and dissemination of best practices that promote e-governance, as well as helping to develop and promote national portals of public software.

The goal of the project is the launching of the Portal SPI and the generation of replicas of the pilot of Public Software Portal Brazil in Latin America and the Caribbean, currently in development, which already have benefited countries such as Paraguay - who have Portal National Public Software through this initiative. Particularly Venezuela joins this initiative through the Repositorio Nacional de  Aplicaciones portal.