Open Collective
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Serpent OS has been archived.

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Serpent OS

Redefining Linux distribution

Today's Balance
Happy BDFL
per month


Serpent OS is all of us

Our contributors 84

Thank you for supporting Serpent OS.

Ikey Doherty

Building awesome piece by piece :D


$3,000 USD



$2,500 USD


$1,500 USD

Robert Griffiths


$865 USD


$500 USD



$455 USD



$418 USD

This is going to be *awesome*



$305 USD

Joe Alden


$265 USD


Transparent and open finances.

Closing balance

from Ikey Doherty to Serpent OS
-$88.43 USD
Invoice #99510

Credit from Derek MacRae to Serpent OS

Contribution #565098
Contribution #560296
Today’s balance

-$0.70 USD

Total raised

$12,044.16 USD

Total disbursed

$12,044.86 USD

Estimated annual budget

--.-- USD


Let’s get the ball rolling!

News from Serpent OS

Updates on our activities and progress.

Moving to GitHub Sponsors

Hi all! Thanks to your ongoing support, the project is now in a really, really solid development position. We're now selfhosting, capable of booting, and our build infra will be live in the coming days! Please check the...
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Published on September 15, 2022 by Ikey Doherty

Moss Progress: Package Installation (Again!)

Quick update on the latest progress with moss, our package manager. Ignore the download speeds as I'm using a local repository for testing. Note the "blitting" speed which is the process of creating independent filesystem roots for each ded...
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Published on September 5, 2022 by Ikey Doherty

Moss Overhaul

Just a quick visual update to how moss overhaul is going :)
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Published on September 3, 2022 by Ikey Doherty


Let’s get the discussion going! This is a space for the community to converse, ask questions, say thank you, and get things done together.

Desktop Environment?

Published on November 24, 2021 by Botan Burhan Abdullah

Are we going to see a new desktop environment in the future for Serpent OS? Will it be GTK based? Just curious.

Goal Section created

Published on October 11, 2020 by Ikey Doherty

Hey guys, just another update. I've added some initial goals to this Open Collective. If you have thoughts for improvement or consideration, please let me know in the comment section below :)

Be Frank: How important is musl to your support of Serpent OS?

Published on September 22, 2020 by Ikey Doherty

We're at a point now where we're benchmarking glibc vs musl performance with Serpent OS, so we're putting the question out there: Is musl what drew you to Serpent OS? Now, there is a lot of friction in terms of merging musl into Serpent OS,...



Hey all! I'm Ikey Doherty, founder/leader/"BDFL" for the Serpent OS project. I've been working away on this project for almost 2 years now.

I strongly believe Serpent OS is the disruptive force we need in the Linux world right now, and have built a plethora of tooling to support the engineering of such a project. We're now at the point of rolling a build infrastructure to support our rolling release model, and will be going "live" any day now.

With 4 kids and a less than ideal living situation, I do absolutely everything I can to work on Serpent OS. The time I have that isn't spent parenting and whatnot is spent on Serpent OS, meaning a full time job would completely stall all development work (trust me, I tried =))

So - if you want Serpent OS to succeed as much as I do, and the trusty team we've built around Serpent OS, you can help by ensuring forever-free-status for Serpent OS by investing your contribution in us.
The problems we're solving cannot be done by an established entity that has to satisfy shareholders - we're creating required disruption. Help us today and I'll work my backside off :)

A stable monthly income will guarantee Serpent OS enjoys constant feature development, bug fixes and an unmatched cadence. Thank you! 

Our team

Ikey Doherty

Building awesome piece by piece :D