I'm delighted to say that the MetaSlider plugin is now part of PublishPress.
The PublishPress team's mission is to help WordPress publishers succeed. We believe that maintaining and improving the MetaSlider plugin will enable us to help more publishers.
MetaSlider is one of the most popular slideshow plugins for WordPress, with over 700,000 installs and a history dating back almost ten years. We view MetaSlider as a platform for us to build a suite of image tools. In addition to the main slider features, MetaSlider has a lightbox plugin and a photo gallery that's in a “Beta” version. There will be more to come.