For Wesley Clark, Open Source Is A Product Of Compressed Schedule

The Democratic presidential candidate's tech staff says it embraced open-source systems partly because of Clark's late entry into the race.
Technology was a big part of Wesley Clark's campaign long before he decided in mid-September to seek the presidency. Several supporters had used the Internet to organize efforts to persuade him to run.

Since then, his full-time tech team has grown to more than 20. In December, the campaign brought its open-source projects under the umbrella of TechCorps, its first releases an events organizer, a voter identification tool and community networking software.

Campaign technologists say their embrace of open-source systems--with their scheduling flexibility--was driven partly by the campaign's compressed timetable, as Clark was the last to declare. Read more.

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