Cyanogen reaffirms commitment to the CyanogenMod OS
Recently, news came out that Cyanogen Inc was in a bad spot and was in the process of firing 20% of its staff. That news, unfortunately, was accurate, but there was a rumor that came along with it claiming that because most of the layoffs were in the open source team behind CyanogenMod, the company might be refocusing on apps rather than the OS.
However, both the CEO of Cyanogen Inc, Kirt McMaster, and CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik have come out to reaffirm that the company is committed to the CyanogenMod OS. McMaster addressed the rumors head on saying on Twitter, "Cyanogen NOT pivoting to apps. We are an OS company and our mission of creating an OPEN ANDROID stands."
Kondik posted to the official CyanogenMod blog, so he had more than 140 characters to work with. Kondik said the act of building a startup business it fraught with risk and seemed to justify the layoffs by implying it was an attempt to right the ship. But, he flat out said that "CyanogenMod is something that works" and he loves the community participation that the OS has garnered. He reiterated that the company will not be pivoting to apps nor will CyanogenMod be going away, and promised more info coming soon.