After Cyanogen Inc. announced that it will be shutting down all its services, including Cyanogen-supported nightly builds by the end of the month, CyanogenMod that relied on Cyanogen for monetary support and the shared source base, announced that CyanogenMod will also shutdown, but there is a fork in the road. “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,” said the company.
The fork of CyanogenMod source code will live on as Lineage OS, said the company. However, it is not clear when it will go live. There is new website for Lineage OS, and a blog post titled Yes, this is us, says:
Lineage OS will be a continuation of what CyanogenMod was. To quote Andy Rubin, this is the definition of open. A company pulling their support out of an open source project does not mean it has to die.
In a official blog post, CyanogenMod said:
This is more than just a ‘rebrand’. This fork will return to the grassroots community effort that used to define CM while maintaining the professional quality and reliability you have come to expect more recently.
CM has served the community well over its 8 long years. It has been our home, bringing together friends from all over the world to celebrate our joy of building and giving. Its apt then that on this Eve of a holiday we pay our respects. We will take pride in our Lineage as we move forward and continue to build on its legacy.