Computers at Campaign HQ of US Presidential Hopeful Wesley Clark Run Mozilla

Tuesday November 11th, 2003

chrisgeleven writes: "There was a post on General Wesley Clark's '04 Campaign Blog (he is running to be the Democrat Party candidate for U.S. President) stating what technology and software the campaign staff uses to run its campaign.

"A quote from the post: 'Here at Clark HQ, we're using a lot of open source technology. When our IT team was setting up computers for everyone, a good majority of them outfitted with OpenOffice and Mozilla. We're also using Thunderbird as our main mail client and Squirrelmail for the travel team. Those who refuse to give up their copies of Outlook are required to surrender their laptops for examination before being allowed to plug them into the office network.' Sounds like there is a pretty good possibility that this could be the first presidential candidate to use Mozilla!"

The weblog entry was made by Cameron Barret (of CamWorld fame), who is the Blog Strategy Guy for the Clark campaign. Note that the post never explicitly states that Clark uses Mozilla.

#11 Re: Re: Re: ummm

by dave532

Wednesday November 12th, 2003 4:50 AM

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It's not just a browser they're using it's a lot of other open source applications, if they're proven to run better than the commercial countrerparts this could help spread wider adoption and reduce the stranglehold held by Microsoft.

It's not the main issue that people should consider when selecting politicians, however, it's one of a small range of relatively minor issues that would sway a vote in favour of this candidate should other issues be equal.

I'd certainly rather see Bush removed from power - it's sickening some of the things he'll do to get re-elected: <…mn/0,5673,1083116,00.html>