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.

#38 Re: umm..

by bobbomo

Wednesday November 12th, 2003 4:57 PM

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I agree completely with willll. Its always good to see any publicity to any open source product. While I don't necessarily agree with Clark's politics, I'm very excited that he and his team are willing to learn the substandard of M$.

We all know how great Mozilla, and the like are, but if the popularity of open source does not grow, we will eventually reach a limit in what we can do on our own. I am looking forward to seeing linux and open source distributed to more than just cost-cutting companies and foreign governements.