Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/07/brazil_makes_it_official_gov_email_must_be_open_source_onpremises/

Brazil makes it official: Gov email must be state-run and on-premises

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By Simon Sharwood

Posted in Government, 7th November 2013 06:30 GMT

Brazil has followed through on its promise to make its government email open source and entirely- on-shore.

The nation's Diário Oficial da União, or official gazette for the English-speakers among you, yesterday contained a “Decreto anuncia medidas para adoção dos serviços de correio eletrônico oferecidos pela administração pública federal”, or “Decree for adoption of e-mail services offered by the federal public administration”.

After pushing the decree (PDF ) through two translation engines, the Reg believes the decree makes the following provisions:

Brazil signalled the desire to implement its own secure email regime back in October, after deciding the NSA's shenanigans made it a national security imperative. Our reading of the decree suggests it's already in force, which presumably means sysadmins and security types are already hard at work trying to turn it into reality. ®