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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 02 Hansard (Thursday, 10 March 2011) . . Page.. 884 ..


(2) Has the Government evaluated using open source software in the office environment, for example as a replacement for the Microsoft software currently used.

(3) Does the Government require electronic document formats to be non-proprietary.

Mr Stanhope: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government currently uses a variety of open source software including:

Firefox

Infra Recorder

GIMP

PDF Creator

Putty

JZip

7Zip

Notepad++

SCCM Client Centre

FreeMind

Windirstat

Open Office 2

Audacity

VLC Media Player

VNC

Ghostscript

Wireshark

Winmerge

Scintilla

Free Commander

PeaZip

WinMerge

(2) Yes. The ACT Government’s ICT Architecture Principles state that “Open Source technologies will be selected where they are demonstrably equal or superior to proprietary solutions in terms of their value, whole-of-life costs and risk levels”.

(3) No, but the ACT Government’s standard operating environment is a Windows 7 operating system which uses the Office Open XML document format. This is an open standard, officially approved and recognised by a variety of international standards’ organisations for the industry, including Ecma International, the International Organization for Standardization and the International Electrotechnical Commission.

Energy—efficiency ratings(Question No 1575)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Attorney-General, upon notice, on 17 February 2011:


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