Do you want to test OpenEMM without installing it first? For that reason, we provide a server with a demo account of OpenEMM 2011 which is open to the public.
Right now the OpenEMM development and support team is quite small and consists of fulltime developers and freelancers who work for the company AGNITAS AG, because the core code of OpenEMM was developed by AGNITAS during the last 10 years. (AGNITAS is a German company founded in 1999 solely for the purpose of developing software and providing services for e-marketing.)
But we hope to expand the sphere of the OpenEMM development and support team. We want to motivate developers to improve OpenEMM and share their code with all other users of OpenEMM, and we want to motivate users to share their knowhow with the OpenEMM community via support documents and entries in our support forums.
We firmly believe (and already have experienced) that open source is a new and superior model for developing standard software. No internal development team (not even that of Microsoft) is able to compete with a community of motivated developers spread all over the world. And since the source code is openly available for review and security audits, its quality is often much better than "hidden" source code of closed source software.
We ourselves use open source software as the foundation for our products. In summer 2006 we felt that the quality of our products was good enough to go open source with the standard version of our core software.
By the way, we see open source business software which is backed by a commercial company advantageous because it makes it easier for enterprises to adopt open source software. Enterprises often demand security, contracts, guarantees and service level agreements. We (AGNITAS) can provide it. We think that a company in the back is an added value for OpenEMM in case someone needs commercial support.
If you are interested in commercial services like setup, e-mail support, hosting and development, please have a look at the list of commercial services for OpenEMM we offer.
Do not use OpenEMM for spamming!
OpenEMM was not developed for sending out huge e-mail blasts and for spamming, but for opt-in based sophisticated, targeted and tailored e-mail marketing campaigns. Of course, you can send out mass mailings with OpenEMM - but please only to e-mail addresses where you have the permission to do so!