Joshua Strobl Steps Down From The Solus Project

Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 2 January 2022 at 07:22 AM EST. 49 Comments
Well known Solus Project core team member and Experience Lead Joshua Strobl has announced he is stepping down from the project but will be continuing his work on the Budgie desktop.

Strobl announced on New Year's Day that he is stepping down from this popular desktop-focused Linux distribution project. Since 2018 he has co-lead the distribution and became the main developer of the Budgie desktop environment but had been involved with Solus for nearly seven years.

Due to "a wide range of issues which affect the ability to contribute to Solus", he is moving away from Solus. He posted his resignation letter to Pastebin.

The Solus Project though says they will continue on in their mission albeit with some changes ahead.

Solus with its Budgie desktop has been a popular distro choice with the Linux enthusiasts.

In his resignation letter, Joshua says he still plans on maintaining the Budgie desktop environment and is even looking to establish a new Budgie organization. Looking ahead, he also plans to join the SerpentOS project. SerpentOS is the distribution started by Ikey Doherty, the original creator of Solus. Those wish new interest now in that platform can visit
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