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SolusOS to close
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:45:32 pm »
Ikey Doherty has announced the closure of SolusOS:

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the closure of SolusOS. Simply put, there is no longer enough manpower to fulfil the vision. What began as a Debian derivative evolved into an independent distribution, without the large development team required to back such an effort.


I wish I had more time to work on SolusOS, however I already have a full time job. I already contribute to various open source projects via my job and this enables me to be a good FOSS citizen. I do not intend to disappear from the FOSS world, rather the opposite. Consider me a free agent in terms of advice and assistance. Instead of helping just one small project, I can now help many, and perhaps guide projects with more critical mass in a detached capacity.

It has been remarkable journey, especially to the few who remain from the early days. I take my hat off to you for enduring this journey, but I think we all knew that without any more developers ever contributing to SolusOS, it was a doomed journey. For those still wanting a Pisi based system, I would recommend taking a look at the Pisi Linux project. Perhaps you can influence them to look at things with a bit more of a SolusOS viewpoint :) You’ve all been there in various situations now, a young fledgeling project, a successful project, a controversial project.. the best thing would be to share the experience with others.

Lastly, I wish to say thank you to all. It’s been a fantastic journey, and none of it would have been possible without the community.

I'm sad to see it go and wish Ikey all the best .. but at least other projects will benefit greatly from him now having time to contribute. :)
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