I just stumbled upon this rather interesting blog.
I’m not only a techie, but I’m also a bit of a watcher of politics. I think it’s interesting to note that of all of the currently registered candidates, 57% of them are using FOSS (48% Linux, 9% FreeBSD) to run their campaign web sites. More interesting (and boringly predictable) is the ratio when divided by party:
Democratic Candidates: 90% FOSS (70% Linux, 30% FreeBSD), 10% Windows
Republican Candidates: 69% Windows, 31% Linux (No Republicans are using FreeBSD).
So who’s the standout Democrat that blew the trend? It’s Hillary of course!
Actually, I can’t blame her, if asked if she knew which operating system and web server her campaign was running the response would likely be, “I can’t answer that question, I would have to refer you to my IT planning committee.” Likely followed by “Are you serious, there are nutjobs out there that CARE if I use Windows for my website? Wait… are they a constituency?”