US Navy Catamaran Uses Mozilla as Part of its Command and Control System
Monday April 5th, 2004
Computerworld is reporting that the US Navy's HSV 2 Swift catamaran uses Mozilla technology. The Swift, described as the most technologically advanced vessel produced to date, uses Mozilla as the user interface layer of its COMBATSS command and control system. Thanks to Jesse and Lee Marzke for the news.
#7 Navy to support Mozilla development?
Tuesday April 6th, 2004 4:45 AM
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Having the Navy as an active supporter of Mozilla development (money- and developer-wise, just like IBM) - e.g. to make it more stable and secure - sounds funny. However, I don't think they are interested in developing it, they are more like just using it as they use other tools (you know, screwdrivers, computer keyboards, etc, all from above). They are also not likely to be willing to spend money to improve those other tools.
Mozilla being used by other important institutions might sound more positive, but it's definitely nice to see surface such uses of Mozilla more and more often. This makes me feel like Mozilla is used by many more comparable projects - there has just nobody stumbled upon a news article about it.