Influence is not a contest among bloggers. Augustin's last blog post is dated July.
Companies grow through teams. The next negative word about SugarCRM's people I hear from Larry will be the first.
The future of open source is in SaaS, in the cloud.
Larry Augustin's story is proof that second acts in business are possible. Most of those who boomed during the dot-boom were never heard from after the dot-bomb. But not Larry.
His story reminds me of the man who was managing my Atlanta Braves when I first moved here in the early 1980s. He won a pennant, got fired, got kicked around. He got a few gigs, did some broadcasting, advised a few people here and there.
Then he got another shot, in New York, and he took it. His second chance made Joe Torre a sure Hall of Famer.
I can't guarantee Larry Augustin the same success, but after a decade in the wilderness he has a team again. Hard for me not to root for the "old guy."