[Linux4christians] French army sides with Mozilla in email war
Fred A. Miller
fmiller at lightlink.com
Tue Dec 15 18:58:10 EST 2009
A new email client unveiled by Mozilla this week contains code from an
unusual source -- the French military, which decided the open source
product was more secure than Microsoft's rival Outlook.
The Gendarmerie Nationale police, which was part of the military at the
time and did the design, released some of its work to the public under
the name "TrustedBird," <http://www.trustedbird.org/tb/Main_Page> and
co-branded it with Mozilla.
The military uses Mozilla's Thunderbird mail software and in some cases
the Trustedbird extension on 80,000 computers and it has spread to the
ministries of Finance, Interior and Culture.
The French government is beginning to move to other open source software
including Linux instead of Windows and OpenOffice instead of Microsoft
SOCIALISM is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance
and the gospel of envy. Its inherent virtue is the equal
sharing of misery. -Winston Churchill
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