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Professional bit-flinger. Devils advocated for, Gordian knots cut. Criticism for free. Not a free source of tech support.
Professional bit-flinger. Devils advocated for, Gordian knots cut. Criticism for free. Not a free source of tech support.

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Dammit.
UPDATE: As of this morning we have lost DNS routing to our domains and Gerrit is now offline - with little doubt as a reaction to our blog post yesterday. The blog post in its entirety is pasted below.

A fork in the road

Last week, we released the final CM-13.0 releases, updated to the latest security patches, in anticipation of what follows.

Yesterday, Cyanogen Inc (Cyngn) announced that they were shutting down the infrastructure behind CyanogenMod (CM). This is an action that was not unpredictable given the public departure of Kondik (cyanogen himself) from the company, and with him our last remaining advocate inside Cyngn’s leadership.

In addition to infrastructure being retired, we in the CM community have lost our voice in the future direction of CM – the brand could be sold to a third party entity as it was an asset that Kondik risked to start his business and dream. Even if we were to regroup and rebuild our own infrastructure, continuing development of CM would mean to operate with the threat of sale of the brand looming over our heads. Then there is the stigma that has grown to be attached to anything named ‘Cyanogen’. Many of you reading this have been champions of clarifying that the CM product and CyngnOS were distinct, yet the stain of many PR actions from Cyngn is a hard one to remove from CM. Given CM’s reliance on Cyngn for monetary support and the shared source base, it’s not hard to understand why the confusion remains.

It will come as no surprise that this most recent action from Cyngn is definitely a death blow for CyanogenMod.

However, CM has always been more than the name and more than the infrastructure. CM has been a success based on the spirit, ingenuity and effort of its individual contributors – back when it was Kondik in his home, to the now thousands of contributors past and present.

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. 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.

Thank you & Goodbye,
The CyanogenMod Team

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Sorry everyone! Our bad! We had an adventure to make some big triangles with the help of a lot of people. Time for you all to do the same! Who will be the next to break Ingress
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This #ingress spoofing crap needs to be dealt with. I hate having friends go and do awesome stuff and have it get spoofed down really quickly. It wrecks the game and can be discouraging to those that might be on the edge of doing something really neat. Thankfully there's still many players like +Paul Timmins on both sides that don't care and do it anyway.

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Credit to someone else for coming up with this one, lol...
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This is epic. Glad Paul is both my good friend and on my side in Ingress. #frogtears
The Windsor Enlightened are super concerned about my boating safety, so I'd like to assure them that I'm a capable, prepared mariner with a lifetime of experience on the water. I grew up in a rural coastal town, and boating with only fellow adolescents on a rowboat was commonplace, most of our parents would let us take rowboats out (never alone, always with a friend, and we had to wear PFDs) around age 12 or so.

Rest assured I know how to safely navigate a water crossing, I'm more than capable of rowing (but I had a buddy for that!). I never boat alone, and I always carry signaling devices, including a SARSAT PLB (ACR ResQLink+), waterproof strobe sticks/continuous lights, and canned horns that comply with USCG regulations). Thank you for your concern, and see you out on the water again.

And as I mentioned before, it's far more effective to accept my invitation to meet us at the dock (only a few KMs from you!) rather than troll and whine on comm into the early hours of the day. See you next time!!!!!
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Because every frog is an attorney when you tag a portal
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I see you frogs have a new tactic.... #Ingress 
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Sorry that I never got a chance to meet +Joe Philley​. He seemed like a hell of a guy. Hopefully, wherever he is, his hacks are plentiful and all of his fields are BAFs with high MU counts.

Also, as he can't be here for us anymore, its a wake-up for me and a reminder we don't know how long we get here on this mudball.

As a result...I'm back from sabbatical, as short as it was.

Agent Stormgren reporting back in service.


Additionally (and I know some of you will get this reference):

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Joe Philley. 802. VI Agent. We will miss you.

#RIPJoe
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