Mycroft on Desktop Status?

I run Mycroft in the docker environment on my Kubuntu desktop.
I saw on this forum that the Mycroft organisation has some real problems with patent trolls, money and that the project seems to have been moved to another organisation!

How will this affect me? Will it affect the way my desktop app is running? Are there things to be mindful of?

This is what is happening with mycroft and its successors.

OVOS also provides docker containers and images


Hi @nshiell, to add to what Chance said, I’m not sure that this will affect you at all in the short term. In the long term, the project you are using right now has ceased to be developed so you’ll probably need to change what you use. OVOS & Neon are the successor projects.

Although we’re most known on this forum for the Neon AI operating system for the Mycroft Mark II device, the Neon AI Team does much more, including providing the following services:


It’s also worth noting that the OVOS Assistant is developed on Linux by Linux users. It’s an awkward moment to offer specifics beyond the docker images, because our packaging and GUI offerings are expanding and in flux.

A desktop UI will be forthcoming. It’s possible more than one will be forthcoming, due to technical changes decoupling the interface. We aren’t ready to say whether development will resume on the existing one.

Legacy Mycroft instances like yours are expected to break down in phases, depending on which of MycroftAI’s services go down first and how the instance is configured. I agree with Clary’s analysis.