A: Yes. Our base e-smith server product is and will continue to be open source. In the future we may choose to develop other products from a separate codebase that may sit on top of the e-smith platform and those products may or may not be released under an open source license. However, the e-smith server will remain open source.
A: Yes. We are currently preparing the next release of our product and we will continue to develop the e-smith server platform. If anything, this acquisition now gives us more capabilities for further development.
Q:Will you still maintain the e-smith.org developer site and associated mailing lists and web forums?
A: Yes, we will continue to do as much as we can to support and encourage our active developer community.
A: No. Our technical and development staff continue to believe in the vision of how the e-smith server can help small and mid-size businesses and are excited to join in this new chapter of the product's growth. It is a sign of the strength of the organization that all the technical staff has remained with the company and will be joining the new organization.
A: Mitel has traditionally been in telecommunications and networking and has had little involvement to date with Linux. However, Linux, and specifically e-smith's implementation, fits in with a number of their strategic plans and they are very excited to have us join them. You can learn more about them at http://www.mitel.com/
Thank you for your continued support of the e-smith server.