As you might have already heard (and hopefully already received an email about an updated EULA), iolite has now become part of Elemental Scientific.
Since iolite was invented at the University of Melbourne more than 15 years ago, iolite has been owned by the University. A range of people have worked on it over the years, starting with John Hellstrom but also including Jon Woodhead, Janet Hergt, Chad Paton, myself, Joe Petrus and Tephy Marillo-Sialer. Janet posted a good summary of the project here.
Elemental Scientific acquired iolite from the University on 2021-10-07, and the plan is that nothing much will change. 😄 Joe and I will continue to work on iolite. iolite will continue to work for all laser systems (not just ESL systems) and we hope to provide the same punctual and professional support we always have.
If you have any questions about the acquisition, or the future of iolite, please feel free to post them here.