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Solus is built by a diverse team from around the world.

We purposefully build Solus with a shared vision and common goals in mind,
volunteering our time to build an open system and software that you'd be proud to use.

Core Team


Technical Lead

Bryan has been a Linux user for over 15 years, remembering the days of booting from floppy disks and ordering Live CDs from foreign countries. While he spends his working hours doing research for his PhD Dissertation, he spends many evenings and weekends building tools and packages for Solus.

IRCDataDrake on irc.freenode.net
UTC-5Rochester, New York

Joshua Strobl

Experience Lead

First getting involved with programming and Linux in early 2008, Josh spends most of his time working on his start-up and advocating for open source software. Josh first joined the project back in early 2015 in the EvolveOS days, originally working to expand the vast support of software in the repository, broading his roles to communications, developing Solus GNOME Edition, and now handling Budgie desktop development.

IRCJoshStrobl on irc.freenode.net
UTC+2Tampere, Finland

Peter O'Connor

Performance Lead

Starting at the age of 3 as a gamer on the Commodore 64, Peter now has no time for games. He started dabbling with linux back in 1998. After reading all about Solus after the 1.1 release he immediately prepped some packages and jumped across. What was most interesting was the ability to create change and improvements without all the red tape. He now spends his days on Phabricator while eating sandwiches.

IRCsunnyflunk on irc.freenode.net
UTC+11Sydney, Australia

Global Maintainers

Joey Riches

Global Maintainer

Joey's first real experience with Linux was when CyanogenMod dropped support for his crappy Sony smartphone and thus he decided to revitalize support for it, teaming up with other amateur developers to once again provide unofficial up-to-date builds for similar devices. Solus initially attracted him as it provided unmatched performance for his low-powered chromebook, with some of the applications not being in the Solus repo he decided to learn the packaging progress and gradually increased his contributions until he was asked to become a Global Maintainer. In real life, Joey has finished university and is deciding what he wants to do with his life; enjoying cycling all around South Wales (when it’s not raining) for it’s natural beauty.

IRCjoebonrichie on irc.freenode.net
UTCWales, U.K.


Global Maintainer

When Pierre-Yves got his new computer, he decided to give the freshly released Solus MATE 2017.01.01.0 a try for a few days, but it magically operated and he never stopped using it. He quickly got involved in Solus, although he had no other experience other than being a casual Linux user, thanks to the accessibility, help, and kindness of the Core Team. He really enjoys helping Solus and its community.

IRCkyrios on irc.freenode.net
UTC+1Brussels, Belgium