A little over a year after the founder of Solus, Ikey Doherty, announced that he was leaving his job to work on Solus full-time using funds donated to the project, the Solus core team have reported they are no longer in contact with him. "Ikey reached out to us on September 7th and informing us that he was still not feeling well, but that he had paid the server up for another 30 days so that we wouldn't need to rush to finish the migration... To date, that was the last communication we or anyone in contact with us have received from Ikey."
The remaining Solus developers are working to regain control of the Solus infrastructure and accounts. They report they have been unable to get access to the Solus Patreon account and advise people funding the project to cease their Patreon donations for the time being. "Unfortunately, with Patreon's refusal to assist us, our only option is to kindly request that you immediately cease your donations to it. My personal advice would be to additionally contact Patreon for refunds and express your frustration to them for their unwillingness to assist us. We can only hope that they decide to grant us access to the funds or account. I deeply apologize that we did not take the necessary measures earlier to ensure this account was accessible to the entire team. Moving forward, we will not be accepting any monetary donations until we have measures in place to ensure it can be accessed by the entire team at any point in time." Further details can be found in the Solus blog post. The Void team faced a similar issue earlier this year.