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Larry Augustin’s Board PortfolioRaven Zachary, May 12, 2006 @ 2:39 pm ET
Ok…so I love Larry Augustin’s job. At least I think I do.
I saw another press release this week that listed Larry Augustin as a board member. I touched on this a few days ago in my blog entry regarding Hyperic. Larry and open source board seats seems to be a recurring theme, so let’s do a count…
Ten. Wow – that’s an impressive set of board seats, both in terms of quantity and the calibre of the organizations served. Is Larry the open source movement’s first full-time board personality?
I am in no position to have an opinion about the efficacy of serving on ten boards, having never served on a board of directors myself. It comes down to the value that Larry brings to these organizations – whether through direct counsel or through name recognition. Both matter.
I don’t know Larry personally, but I was impressed by his talk at the 2005 OSBC conference, when he was the CEO of Medsphere. Larry was an early commercial pioneer of open source, having founded then VA Linux (now VA Software) in 1993, and was part of the group that coined the term “open source”.
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