Solus is an independent Linux distribution which is perhaps best known for its user friendly approach and as the birthplace of the Budgie desktop environment. The project's popularity has not only attracted additional developers, such as Stefan Ric, but also resulted in project founder Ikey Doherty deciding to work on Solus full-time. "In four weeks from today I will be moving to Solus as a full time developer. Originally we planned to support 'a developer' once we hit the $2,500 goal. However, I personally feel that this is a move I can now make myself. In doing so this will allow me to commit full time to Solus and all of it’s projects, bringing them up to the standards I want, with the features and experience that you deserve. Whilst we have achieved a great deal so far, this has been through spare time. With this move I’m now able to dedicate all of my work hours to Solus, which in itself will result in a massive explosion in growth and development cadence for our project." More information on Ric and Doherty's work can be found in the project's blog post.