July 15, 2009

State Dept. to Clinton: Please Let Us Use Firefox

Article Source The Open Road
July 15, 2009, 6:20 am


Despite the rise of open source within the U.S. federal government, Firefox has yet to get appropriate credit within the U.S. State Department, at least according to a recent question-and-answer session that Secretary Hillary Clinton and Under Secretary Kennedy hosted, with an ironic back-and-forth on Firefox kicked off by government employee Jim Finkle:


FINKLE: Can you please let the staff use an alternative web browser called Firefox? I just - (applause) - I just moved to the State Department from the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency and was surprised that State doesn't use this browser. It was approved for the entire intelligence community, so I don't understand why State can't use it. It's a much safer program. Thank you...

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