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.

#35 umm..

by willll <>

Wednesday November 12th, 2003 1:40 PM

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People are taking this the wrong way. This is an advertisement for Mozilla, not for Clark. Any postivie media attention we can get is good. This is good so that Clark supporters may try Mozilla, not because Mozilla users will support Clark. We have something that provides media coverage to non-tech people (albeit mostly liberals), and people are complaining? How often does this happen? How is it not a good thing? chrisgeleven's original article does not suggest in any way that people should support Clark, neither do any of the replies. I now have a much better chance of converting my friend, a big Clark supporter, to Mozilla. Before he was just too stubborn to switch, but now if he sees this I think I will be able get him to switch. Is this really a bad thing?