Cyanogen, an open source ROM maintainer, is shutting its services down from December 31st. Before the weekend, Cyanogen announced that they will be discontinuing support for Cyanogen-supported nightly builds and all services. This move is part of an ongoing consolidation according to Cyanogen.
The official announcement reads:
“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.”
Though this news is not a surprise as the company employees were laid off to shut down the Seattle office last month. This happened more than a month after Kirk McMaster was out as Cyanogen CEO.
Back in July, founder Steve Kondik, cleared the air and said Cyanogen Inc. and CyanogenMod weren’t going anywhere. The company started shifting to app development.
This is not a bad news at all, as the official Cyanogen, Inc. team, will be moving on to a project called Lineage. Build code for a number of Android devices old and new, mostly ported from the official CyanogenMod repositories, is already available in Lineage’s code repo. It’s essentially a re-brand, but Lineage will apparently be a bit different from Cyanogen OS and CyanogenMod.