Hi Tony. One of our clients (Santa Clara University www.scu.edu), is using Commonspot. They seem to be pretty happy overall with the product. I don't have specific answers to your questions, but could connect you to the people there, if you're interested. They don't appear to be in this network.
Shoot me an email at email@example.com and I can give you his direct contact info. -- he said he'd be happy to talk to you, but I don't want to broadcast his number on a public forum. Here's their basic information about their Commonspot installation:
Commonspot version 4.63 sp3, CFMX 7.0.2, on Linux/Apache, using MS SQL Server. They have development and staging servers, and three read-only production servers using Commonspot.
He also pointed out an active list for Commonspot developers:
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