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.