Monday, October 28, 2013

SolusOS Sunsets as Ikey Doherty Rises

by Dietrich Schmitz

+Ikey Doherty, founder of SolusOS (image: right), wrote on his website the other day:

It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the closure of SolusOS. Simply put, there is no longer enough manpower to fulfill [sic] the vision. What began as a Debian derivative evolved into an independent distribution, without the large development team required to back such an effort.”

However difficult that decision may have been, I know that Ikey has broken through to the other side.  You see, it's been a long, long, terribly difficult life struggle for him as I gauged his progress over the last year.  Finding work, keeping his dreams alive, was almost impossible, and, at times, desperate.

Yet, somehow, he kept going and one day not long ago landed a really good full-time paying job that put his exceptional talents to good use.  If you think about it, the struggles, the frustration, all were not for naught.  Everything happens for a reason.

Ikey had to do what he 'had to do' and SolusOS was his mountain to climb, his intellectual struggle, to reach the mountain top.  It was that he maintained the struggle, fought hard for what he believes in, that kept him going and ultimately led him to his destiny.

No, I am not sad.  I am exceedingly happy for Ikey and know that he'll be taking on life's challenges and changes as he has always done -- with zest and an unparalleled joie de vivre -- straight on, dukes up and swinging -- fighting the good fight.   

This is a Man with integrity, ethics, and exceptional capability on his way up.  Step aside.  Best of Luck my Friend.

-- Dietrich
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