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
Today's Balance
$15,122.75
Estimated Annual Budget
$17,130
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


+ 51
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


+ 87
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


+ 42
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


+ 429

Top financial contributors

Individuals

1
Incognito

$800 USD since Jun 2021

2
hash

$525 USD since Jul 2021

3
Tom Scharbach

$400 USD since Jul 2021

4
Incognito

$380 USD since Jun 2021

5
Tracey Clark

$375 USD since May 2021

6
Collin

$375 USD since May 2021

7
Reilly Brogan

$375 USD since May 2021

8
Incognito

$375 USD since May 2021

9
Max Bradbury

$375 USD since Jun 2021

10
Stuart Rose

$375 USD since Jun 2021

11
David D. Dexel

$375 USD since Jun 2021

12
Ahmed Al Naqbi

$350 USD since Jun 2021

13
Edward Halferty

$320 USD since Jul 2021

14
Alex

$310 USD since May 2021

15
Lucien Lachance

$309 USD since May 2021

Organizations

1
Nalo Labs

$90 USD since Nov 2021

Solus is all of us

Our contributors 437

Thank you for supporting Solus.

Joey Riches

Core Contributor

Pierre-Yves

Core Contributor

Friedrich von...

Core Contributor

Incognito

Crew

$800 USD

hash

Crew

$525 USD

Tom Scharbach

$400 USD

Inkognito

$380 USD

Tracey Clark

Crew

$375 USD

Collin

$375 USD

Reilly Brogan

Crew

$375 USD

Incognito

Crew

$375 USD

Budget


Transparent and open finances.

Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Backers)

Credit from Billy Bowers to Solus

+$1.00USD
Completed
Contribution #511940
Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Release Testers)

Credit from Kuuchuu to Solus

+$3.00USD
Completed
Contribution #511653
Monthly financial contribution to Solus (Crew)

Credit from Eric Hecker to Solus

+$25.00USD
Completed
Contribution #558520
$
Today’s balance

$15,122.75 USD

Total raised

$19,723.28 USD

Total disbursed

$4,600.53 USD

Estimated annual budget

$17,130.27 USD