Cyanogen has finally announced that it is going to shut down all its services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds on December 31, 2016. The company revealed the main reason for this move is on behave of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen. Though the CyanogenMod will be killed, the company is confirmed with its next open-source initiative ‘Lineage OS’.
The team from Cyanogen Mentioned in the blog post, “The open source project and the source code will be available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally.”
The smartphones which are running on Cyanogen OS like OnePlus One and Lenovo Zuk Z1 will not receive the further Cyanogen updates. However, CyanogenMod open-source project is officially going to shut down, and community has the alternate plan to the Lineage OS.
CyanogenMod team has listed few reasons why CyanogenMod got affected due to Cyanogen’s recent discussions in the separate blog. “It will come as no surprise that this most recent action from Cyngn [Cyanogen] is a death blow for CyanogenMod,” the team wrote on the blog.
The CyanogenMod team also posted the detailed explanation how the decisions are taken by Cyanogen were causing the trouble to the CyanogenMod development. They also approve that the development is dependent on Cyanogen’s monetary support and the shared source base.
Cyanogen also confirmed its next open-source project Lineage OS with some of the original team with on board towards the CyanogenMod development in the new model.
The team says “Embracing that spirit, we the community of developers, designers, device maintainers and translators have taken the steps necessary to produce a fork of the CM source code and pending patches.”
It is more than just a ‘rebrand’. This will return the popularity of the community effort which used to define CM while maintaining the professional quality and reliability where you have come to expect more recently, CM team added.