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.

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by mlefevre

Wednesday November 12th, 2003 8:57 AM

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"And in the light of Microsoft's horrific security flaws, doesn't making reasoned choices about technology an indication of a campaign's ability to make fundamental assessments of the world?"

I'm not sure it does, does it? And, surely more importantly, are the campaign staff's choices of technology an indication of the candidate's future choices?

Sure it's nice that Mozilla and Open Source got a mention on the campaign blog, but to suggest that you can judge anything much about the candidate from that seems a bit of a stretch. And Asa's ad-hominem flames don't add much to the argument...