We are going to release the software developed as open source. Not all is already available, but will be. It has been developed using Java, so that in principle it will run on any platform. However, at present the acquisition module uses Quicktime technology, thus, unfortunately, is not running on Linux systems (although it is possible to develop a specific module basing on some other technology).
During the development of eSlide, we had to develop some general-purpose modules based on the ImageJ image processing software, including a stage controller and a serial plugin (IJStage and IJSerial).