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In addition, CIT has considered Open Source solutions to meet CIT business needs and where appropriate have implemented these solutions. For example, all software used to serve CIT’s Intranet and Internet web sites are open source. This includes the operating system (GNU/Linux), the web server (Apache), the database (PostgreSQL) and the Content Management System (MySource Matrix).

(6) Linux is used extensively across the ACT Government:

ACT Health utilise Linux to host Pharmacy software.

Canberra Connect utilise Linux to host front-end web servers for Smartforms.

MySource Matrix is used widely across ACT Government to host both internal (intranet) and external (internet) websites.

CIT use Linux based products for website management, online learning management systems, proxy servers, ID management, monitoring, student information management, staff collaboration and student email.

Linux is also used for network monitoring, and on a number of network appliances and proxy servers.

In the Department of Education and Training, each school site has a proxy server running Linux, all of the schools' websites, email and learning management systems are Linux based and Linux is also used on some of the network appliances, such as ContentKeeper.

Environment—urban street trees
(Question No 378)

Ms Le Couteur asked the Minister for Territory and Municipal Services, upon notice, on 15 October 2009:

(1) Does the Government keep statistics on the numbers of street trees which have caused damage by dropping branches and what kind of damage these branches have caused; if so, does this information include human injuries and fatalities and will the Minister make this information available.

(2) What is the role of the Conservator of Flora and Fauna in the street tree replacement program.

(3) What number of trees are felled annually as part of the street tree replacement program and will the Minister provide a breakdown of the reasons for tree felling, for example, what types of sickness the trees suffered from, including types of ageing.

(4) Is it the Government’s assessment that it is too uneconomical to manage trees into the future on an individual basis and to maintain them to the end of their life.

(5) What type of costings does the Government have comparing the ongoing costs of managing street trees on an individual basis compared to on a neighbourhood basis and will the Minister provide this information.

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

1. Yes. Since March 2006 a database has been maintained on claims for damage from trees on unleased Territory land. The following table provides a summary of the

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