A strong advocate of collaborative software development, Larry Augustin was the visionary behind SourceForge.net, the largest Open Source development site on the Internet. With over one million users worldwide, SourceForge.net is also the largest reference implementation of VA Software's commercial SourceForge product. Larry is the chairman of VA Software Corporation a company founded by him in 1993 as a Ph.D. student. He also serves as a director of the Open Source Development Lab, Linux International, and the Free Standards Group.
At VA, Larry acquired Andover.net, merging SourceForge.net, Linux.com, Slashdot, and other well-known Open Source Internet sites to form the Open Source Development Network (OSDN). Previously, Larry held research staff positions at AT&T Bell Laboratories in the Network Architecture and Performance Center and at Stanford University in the Program Analysis and Verification Group.
Worth Magazine named him one of the Top 50 CEOs in 2000.
Larry holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame.