14
Nov
cmlogo

Earlier on Wednesday, there was a bit of a scare when CyanogenMod wrote a blog post instructing users to transition to cyanogenmod.org instead of the .com address the group has used up until now. As the story goes, a member of the team donated the domain back in the early days and had managed it ever since. Until recently when control of the domain was in question during a dispute with said user. According to the original post, this person was asking for a substantial fee for the address, as well as access to Google Apps accounts that managed a number of public-facing email accounts.

Thankfully, the issue has been resolved "as amicably as these things can be." It's unclear exactly what went down or who's to blame (as in most situations, it's likely two parts Enough Blame To Go Around, with a dash of Misunderstanding). The important takeaway here, though, is that the site will continue to operate as normal. The major difference now is that cyanogenmod.com will now redirect to cyanogenmod.org, which will now be the official site domain.

We will still be using CyanogenMod.org as our primary domain, and the .com address will simply redirect to this new domain. Ironically enough, ‘.org’ is better than ‘.com’ as we are not a commercial entity, and is far more in line with how CyanogenMod is structured.

Also, in the "Everything is fine, nothing is ruined" department, the group addressed some concerns that some donations may have been misappropriated as part of a related snafu. Rest easy, they were not:

We received a common question, that we’d like to take a moment to answer. Some of you contacted us mentioning that you had previously donated to a different address. When the forum began, up until about 3 months ago, the forum utilized this other address as the mechanism for forum donations and establishment of the ‘Donator’ badge. Donations made to this address prior to three months ago were used for the CyanogenMod forum IPB licence and forum related costs and were not misappropriated.

Ultimately, everything is back to normal in ROM land. Aside from the fact that some of you have just now realized that ROM Land is a theme park that you would like to visit, but it doesn't exist. You guys should get on that. Otherwise, no money has been extorted from CyanogenMod, no legal action is being taken, and everyone is okay with everyone else at this point.

Time to go back to your lives.

Source: CyanogenMod (1), (2)

Eric Ravenscraft
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  • linxchaos

    Now, it'd be great if they actually updated the site. It doesn't even have the Galaxy Nexus.

    • cy_n_ic

      You have to search the nightly builds. They have one for verizon and sprint.

      • Juan Rodriguez

        I think he meant under "devices"
        http://www.cyanogenmod.org/devices

        • linxchaos

          That I did. Thank you for explaining faster than I could.

          • cy_n_ic

            Do they even make headings for devices that yet to see a release candidate? Maybe thats why

          • linxchaos

            http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1783422

            The title is: [NEWS] Cyanogenmod 9 RC2 Released

            The list included the Galaxy Nexus.

          • jordanjay29

            Read the title. Now check out the latest news regarding CM releases. Hint: 9 RC2 is less stable and one version removed from 10.0 final.

          • spunker88

            The Touchpad somehow made the device list yet its never had anything more than nightlies. It would be nice if they updated the device list for every device they have builds for.

        • kay

          But there's a note right on top of the page explaining this:

          Note: Considering the rate at which we welcome new devices into CyanogenMod, it is frequent for this list to be incomplete. For a comprehensive list of builds and devices supported by CM, including those that still don’t have stable release versions, visit our download site at http://get.cm/

          • Matthew Fry

            Somehow I find it difficult to believe that getting a new device to run CyanogenMod takes less time than adding a picture and a link in the device list. Doesn't really bother me that much, mind you. Just saying.

    • Geriontus Geriontia

      Wah wah wah! My free stuff isn't exactly the way I want it! Waaah!

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    All's well that ends well.