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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.


#2 Re: ummm

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Tuesday November 11th, 2003 10:00 PM

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"If you base your voting descision on these criteria, you are making a mockery of the democratic process."

Yep. Sure wouldn't want to factor in the technological sophistication of the team of people with which a candidate surrounds himself. There's certainly no point in considering whether or not a candidate is forward thinking when it comes to the tools and process of campaigning. Don't bother yourself with the pesky little issues like how smart the guy is or how capable his team is. Why worry your pretty little mind about details like that when you can focus on his hair, her flashy smile, the color of his suit, etc.

--Asa