Cyanogen has had a very colorful existence over the past several years and even through the twists, turns, ups, and downs it’s hard to deny their impact on the custom ROM scene. Cyanogen started in the same place where all custom ROMs start: the community. The Android development community has exploded over the past few years and still continues to thrive with new communities like Devs Base providing outlets for developers and users alike. Now it looks like the Cyanogemod project will be re-absorbed into the larger community as Cyanogen shuts down services by this December 31st.
As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.
The company has been in a bad place over the past few months and the end seemed inevitable yet tragic. While the community isn’t losing Cyanogenmod, they will be losing any sort of support or continued development of the project from Cyanogen. While it’s not fun seeing a young company go through and fail the challenges before them, the larger and broader community will still have access to the open source work that is out there.
While I haven’t been involved in the development community for many years now. I do remember the resolve and creativity a lot of these developers have and I’m confident you’ll be seeing Cyanogenmod ROMs, or variants, still available to download and flash to your favorite Android device.
What do you think of this latest announcement? What do you think will happen to Cyanogenmod? Are you a developer who’s going to use some of that source code? Let us know your thoughts and comments below or on Twitter, Facebook, and Twitter.Source: Cyngn
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