Calamares serves the needs of several dozen Linux distributions, large and small. I’ve been running the Calamares project for five years now, sponsored by Blue Systems who have supported the Calamares project since its beginning and through two maintainers now. After these five years, I have decided to hand in my badge and move on to different things. This means that I’m no longer paid to spend three days a week on Calamares and my involvement is going to be dialed back to incidental-volunteer-contributor. This means that maybe I’ll finally ignore Linux distro’s and sit down to make it work for FreeBSD.

The communities that use Calamares and contribute to it – EndeavourOS, Manjaro, Debian, KaOS and dozens of others – need to sort things out for themselves a little bit. It’s always been an open project, and it will continue like that. Hopefully we can welcome a new maintainer later this year.