Open Collective
Open Collective

Solus

We build open source desktop experiences and the Solus operating system that is designed for home computing.

About



Solus is an open source project dedicated towards building a cohesive desktop experience with our Linux-based operating system, which is curated, designed, and optimized for home computing platforms.

Solus encompasses a multitude of initiatives, such as:

  • Brisk Menu: A modern menu for the MATE Desktop.
  • Budgie: A distribution agnostic, feature-rich desktop environment designed to keep out of the users way.
  • Optimized Gaming Experience leveraging our custom Steam runtime environment and Linux Steam Integration project, responsible for intercepting library requests by games and serving optimized alternatives.
  • Package Repositories built and managed by our open-source toolchain: Packaging (ypkg, solbuild), Management (Software Center, eopkg, sol), Distribution (ferryd), Configuration (usysconf, qol-assist)

Our team

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor
Estimated Annual Budget
$13,870
Today's Balance
$17,984.57
2 Full-time Developers
$100,000
per year

Contribute


Become a financial contributor.

Financial Contributions

Membership
Backers

Help support Solus development with a monthly donation!

Starts at$1 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 60
Membership
Release Testers

Want to help us test before the next release? Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release

Starts at$3 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 92
Membership
Beta Testers

Want to help us test each week? Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release, Access to weekly “snapshot” ISO f... Read more

Starts at$10 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 44
Membership
Crew

Welcome aboard! Perks: Early access to news/updates, Access to testing ISOs the week of Release, Access to weekly “snapshot” ISOs for all editions

Starts at$25 USD / month

Latest activity by


+ 20
Custom contribution
Donation
Make a custom one-time or recurring contribution.

Latest activity by


+ 461

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$800 USD since Jun 2021

2
hash

$625 USD since Jul 2021

3
Tom Scharbach

$500 USD since Jul 2021

4
Tracey Clark

$475 USD since May 2021

5
Collin

$475 USD since May 2021

6
Reilly Brogan

$475 USD since May 2021

7
Incognito

$475 USD since May 2021

8
Max Bradbury

$475 USD since Jun 2021

9
Stuart Rose

$475 USD since Jun 2021

10
David D. Dexel

$475 USD since Jun 2021

11
Ahmed Al Naqbi

$450 USD since Jun 2021

12
Alex

$390 USD since May 2021

13
Incognito

$380 USD since Jun 2021

14
Dirk Janssen

$360 USD since Jul 2021

15
Phillip Melvin

$350 USD since Oct 2021

Organizations

1
Nalo Labs

$130 USD since Nov 2021

Solus is all of us

Our contributors 469

Thank you for supporting Solus.

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor

Incognito

Crew

$800 USD

hash

Crew

$625 USD

Tom Scharbach

$500 USD

Tracey Clark

Crew

$475 USD

Collin

$475 USD

Reilly Brogan

Crew

$475 USD

Incognito

Crew

$475 USD

Max Bradbury

Crew

$475 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Solus

Credit from Martin Bábel to Solus

+$10.00USD
Completed
Contribution #586933
Monthly financial contribution to Solus

Credit from Guest to Solus

+$12.00USD
Completed
Contribution #587089
Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Release Testers)

Credit from Kuuchuu to Solus

+$3.00USD
Completed
Contribution #511653
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Today’s balance

$17,984.57 USD

Total raised

$22,706.81 USD

Total disbursed

$4,722.24 USD

Estimated annual budget

$13,869.63 USD