First of all, I want to personally thank everyone who took the time and effort to support the Gigastrand OS project.
While the Kickstarter was not successful, we had an outpouring of moral support from the Linux Community. I was never counting on the funding from Kickstarter as our only means of getting this project done. We have other sources that we may draw from to get this project off the ground.
So what happened? I think we may have been talking to the wrong audience. I was anticipating more financial support from the established Linux community. The problem is, the product we were proposing to make has little appeal to those who already run Linux. They do not need a "transitional Linux" unless they want to convert someone else.
So the Gigastrand OS is far from dead. This is too good of an idea to simply give up - even if we do not have the funding- we will continue to develop for BETA release.
We are also not leaving the Kickstarter scene. We have several other projects we will be asking for funding for.
For now, the Gigastrand OS plans are this:
- Continue development of the OS and various tools while pursuing alternate funding sources.
- Install the insider program and other resources
- Evaluate and adjust the release schedule as needed.
- Continue to post updates via this blog and Gigastrand OS page
We have already posted updates to the GsOS page and updated this blog entry. More updates are to come so stay tuned!