The Brazilian Federal Senate has opened a public consultation on SILEX: Requirements Model for Legal Information Management Information Systems = Consulta Pública do Modelo de Requisitos para Sistemas Informatizados de Gestão da Informação Jurídica.
The consultation ends 14 October 2013.
Dr. João Lima of the Brazilian Federal Senate describes the requirements model as follows:
This is a conceptual model created by an interdisciplinary working group which met 37 times since 2010, which aims to manage the force, the efficacy, and the compiled versions of legal texts and corresponding relationships that occurs in time. The 80-page document (in Portuguese only) consists of an introduction, a list of requirements, a terminology, a table that details the relationships and some state transition diagrams. We developed this model considering the three levels of the Brazilian government (federal, state and municipal) and the entire spectrum of legal information, from the constitutional to the infra-legal acts. The inspiration for this model came from MoReq (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MoReq2), developed in Europe in the context of the Records Management area.
The requirements model and the public consultation were the topics of a panel at LexML 2013: Third Annual Meeting of the Brazilian LexML Project = III Encontro Nacional do LexML, 13 August 2013.
Regarding the software used in the online consultation system, Dr. Lima says:
we are using the CommentPress plugin of WordPress. (futureofthebook.org/commentpress/)