LinuxPR: e-smith Announces New Director of Online Community Development

“Former journalist to establish strategic online presence
for Leader in Linux network server solutions”

“e-smith, inc., an innovative provider of easy-to-use,
world-class network server solutions for small and mid-sized
businesses, today announced the appointment of Ross Laver as Director of Online
Community Development.”

“Laver will lead e-smith’s efforts to establish an accessible,
open and highly interactive presence on the World Wide Web and to
create enduring relationships between e-smith and each of its
stakeholders. In this new role, Laver is responsible for developing
content that creates value for e-smith’s three principal online
communities: customers, systems integrators, and open-source
software developers.”

“A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Laver is a well-known Canadian
business journalist, television commentator and critically
acclaimed author. Laver joined e-smith after 16 years with
Maclean’s magazine, the most widely read news publication in Canada
with a weekly readership of more than two million people. He has
served as the magazine’s Senior Writer, European Correspondent,
Parliamentary Bureau Chief, National Editor, Foreign Editor,
Business Editor and Assistant Managing Editor.”