15 Open-Source Business Influencers - Peter Fenton and Larry Augustin

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2008-03-27 Print this article Print

Fenton and Augustin are two prominent venture capitalists who specialize in open source. Fenton joined Benchmark Capital in 2006 after seven years at Accel Partners, where his investments included JBoss, XenSource and Zimbra. Augustin, one of the group who coined the term "open source," founded VA Linux, launched SourceForge.net, and is now an angel investor and advisor to early-stage tech firms.


The influence of the open-source model on software development is increasing. Here, eWEEK names 15 people driving this IT revolution.  

Darryl K. Taft covers the development tools and developer-related issues beat from his office in Baltimore. He has more than 10 years of experience in the business and is always looking for the next scoop. Taft is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and was named 'one of the most active middleware reporters in the world' by The Middleware Co. He also has his own card in the 'Who's Who in Enterprise Java' deck.

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