Yesterday we discussed the decommissioning of CyanogenMod from December 31. The own press release, the company invited developer community to continue forward with the project because the source code will be available for all. And now, with the latest version of the famous released ROM, we have name of the possible successor of CyanogenMod: LineageOS.
This project, which would have the internal name of LAOS (Lineage Android Operating System) and other possible derived names as LineageOS o LAD (Lineage Android Distribution) already has its official repository on Github, so it seems that all the work that CyanogenMod has been doing in the past eight years will be further developed under another name.
What we don’t know is exactly who is behind this and what goals has in the short term, but is certainly a hope for keep alive a project like the CyanogenMod, that it was intended to be an alternative to software that brought smartphones installed by default along with their corresponding mobile operators.
Part of the CyanogenMod team has announced that it will continue to work now under this Lineage Android and the aforementioned Github repository is very active. Even already have Twitter, Facebook, Google + and a website that offer this message:
Yes, we are.
You’ve probably read the news today. If not, you can do so here and here.
So, Yes, we are. LineageOS will be a continuation of what was CyanogenMod. To quote Andy Rubin, this is the definition of open. A company that removes the support for an open source project does not mean that you have to die.
There will be more news on Tuesday.
We will then wait Tuesday to see what news brings us this LineageOS.