The death of the CyanogenMod

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In the great holiday season and after years of tumultuous turnovers in the company, Cyanogen recently announced that the company would consolidate all of their efforts into a new Cyanogen Modular OS program.The company announced that all Cyanogen services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued after December 31st, 2016.

Although CyanogenMod is officially dead, the open source project will live on as LineageOS.

 

Cyanogen Inc. owns the rights to the brand, so the CyanogenMod team has decided that it is not a good thing for  the open source distribution without monetary or infrastructural support. In addition, even if the team were to find an alternative revenue source ( via donations), the trouble isn’t worth it due to the potential legal issues that could be involved if Cyanogen Inc., and all brands that the company owns including CyanogenMod, were to be sold to another company. Plus, the team argues that the CyanogenMod brand has been tainted due to its association with Cyanogen, so new users may be wary of installing CyanogenMod.

The users have been confused and disheartened as to continue using the ROM. But the effect can only be apparent till the 1st of January.

Post Author: Suvrat Jain