During these 8 years since Armbian was created, we have become the go-to operating system for Arm-based single-board computers (SBC). The truth is, no other operating system can compete with us in terms of coverage and SBC support.
Our core base of contributors is relatively small, and most are working during their spare time. We’re struggling to address core issues these days, and triaging is difficult to impossible. Who can code when issues have to be reviewed, understood, and decided upon? Who can wrangle everything and turn our living codebase into a release? Who can talk to the testers and identify the bugs that matter?
We need a community of users and vendors that participate in the development and support process. The ratios are now too extreme.
A lot of SBC hardware shifts the support and software burden to developers, but that is only possible because of the volunteers at Armbian.
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