September 9, 2004

Telstra IT chief lifts lid on Linux turf war

The head of Telstra's technology division opened up both barrels yesterday over reports the telco's CIO Jeff Smith has been sidelined because of the failure of open source initiatives. Telstra group managing director for technology innovation and products, Ted Pretty vowed neither he nor Smith will be bullied by vendors - regardless of flavour or creed - into making decisions based on platform rather than business sense.


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