Open Voice OS is a community powered Linux distribution purpose-built to showcase the power of Open Source Voice AI for a range of devices.

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Why Open Voice OS ?

Open Source is at the heart of the Open Voice OS project, its built around all the awesome work done by developers from various open source projects. Open Voice OS device image build scripts and assets are all available on the Open Voice OS repositories.


Powered by developers around the globe from various Linux and Foss communities, An open platform for developers interested in making cutting edge voice assistance technology available to everyone


Open Voice OS being a community platform is open to all developers and contributors wanting to support a specific device or a platform


Embedded headless device or single board computers with screens to build a do it yourself smart speaker, Open Voice OS is the open community playground for all platforms to come and experiment at


Have an experimental feature you want users to experience before landing them into any of the Linux based open source voice assistant projects upstream ? Open Voice OS is the platform to throw your ideas at !

The Core Team

We’re a small team maintaining multiple core technologies and projects within the domains of the Open Voice OS framework, Come and connect with us to know more about our work. 

Casimiro Ferreira

Code Wrangler / Maintainer OVOS Core

Aditya Mehra

Code Wrangler / Maintainer OVOS GUI

Daniel McKnight

Code Wrangler / Maintainer OVOS Core

Peter Steenbergen

Hardware Hacker / Maintainer OVOS Images

Parker Seaman

Community Manager / Developer Relations


Open Voice OS - Buildroot Edition

A minimalist Linux OS bringing the open source voice assistant Mycroft A.I. to embedded, low-spec headless and/or small touch friendly screen devices.

Supported Devices

  • Raspberry PI 3 (Including the Mark1)
  • Raspberry PI 4 (Including the Mark2 Dev Kit)
  • x86-64 (Work In Progress, focussing on OpenVirtualAppliance first)

Supported peripherals / HAT's

  • ReSpeaker 2mic
  • ReSpeaker 4mic Array
  • ReSpeaker 4mic Linear Array
  • ReSpeaker 6mic Circular Array
  • RPI-Proto (Mark1 soundcard)
  • SJ-201 (Mark2 led/audio/microphone board)
  • PS3-Eye (USB microphone)
  • Google AIY-v1 / Chatterbox HAT