As the CyanogenMod team works to continue releasing new “nightly builds” of its custom Android firmware, it just released a blog post this morning asking for donations from the community. The team said it needed donations to purchase new servers to keep releasing new builds.
CyanogenMod is not a for-profit business. We are just a bunch of geeks, trying to make our phones more awesome. The donations we get currently cover our operating costs and occasionally go towards developer devices. This time, I need to ask for help from the community for something a bit larger. We need to purchase these servers in order to bring the build infrastructure back to full capacity.
The CyanogenMod community quickly jumped into action, and the CyanogenMod team earned the money it needed (and perhaps a bit more) in only a few short hours to purchase the necessary servers. The team will buy “Xeon-class boxes with lots of RAM” next week. Check out the full statement below:
I am absolutely amazed at the support we have just been shown. We’ve reached our goal, and maybe a bit more. We will be ordering the servers next week (Xeon-class boxes with lots of RAM), and should have the builds going again soon!
Thank you again for the support!
CyanogenMod is the biggest host of custom firmware for the Android operating system. CM is responsible for many ports of Ice Cream Sandwich and custom firmware on over 60 devices. CM is available for free and is open sourced. As of the end of January, there were 1.1 million CM installs.
- Galaxy Note receives Ice Cream Sandwich port, thanks to CyanogenMod 9 (9to5google.com)
- CyanogenMod gives update on version 9 progress, wants to give users “balance between tweakability and a great out-of-the-box experience” (9to5google.com)
- HP gives internal Android source code for TouchPad to CyanogenMod team (9to5google.com)