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.

#33 Re: Chuckling in amusement

by napolj2

Wednesday November 12th, 2003 1:16 PM

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"I dislike the current resident of the Presidential Mansion as much as any other intelligent human being should"

Just a comment that's been on my mind for a while: it annoys me when people on the right or left speak like their position is the obvious truth, and the only reason others disagree is because they are stupid, evil, blinded by patriotism, anti-American, etc. Sure people have the right to say whatever they want, but this isn't constructive.

There are lots of bright people in all parties. Also, for almost any course of action the government takes, there will be plenty of both good and bad effects. You can make very cogent arguments both for and against any policy or politician you want to. The more you really think about politics, the more complicated it becomes; there are some deep philosophical, ethical, sociological, and economic issues involved. It reminds me of that story of Socrates, who ended up being the wisest of all because he realized he didn't know anything.

"It honestly never ceases to amaze me how easily people will get worked up over a small amount of text"

Agreed. I've had my fill of heated arguments over politics. Democracy takes more than interest and voting to work. If we keep on with the partisan bickering instead of calmly and objectively searching for truth, we'll never figure out what's best for our country(ies).