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LinuxWorld Australia: Telstra IT Chief Lifts Lid on Linux Turf War

Sep 08, 2004, 17:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Julian Bajkowski)

"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.

"Pretty slammed reports over the last week in a national newspaper alleging Smith had been sidelined in favour of recently appointed deputy CIO Vish Padbranham over an operating system turf war as 'factually incorrect in a number of respects...'"

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