Actually, chest-thumping aside, it would be interesting to hear how these CTOs are using open source, generally. I'm betting that open source runs through the veins of most of these, given the importance of calls out the aggressive use of open source by Virgin America:, yet Infoworld's feature only
Maguire was able to install open source software in only a couple of days instead of weeks or months for a traditional, bulky application needing lots of configuration, training, and infrastructure. Moreover, Maguire claims his open source approach has "easily saved the company over $5 million."
The best CTOs are the best because they know how to drive innovation and productivity while simultaneously saving money. That's open source.