We will be saying goodbye to Cyanogen, the company responsible for the commercialisation of CyanogenMod, at the end of 2016. That is to say that there will be no further updates to the OS, no more nightly builds and no further security updates. Phones that run this OS, will have to switch to the Open Source version of the the OS.
Initially Cyanogen was a success, and sold to manufacturers like WileyFox and OnePlus that lacked the resources to build their own customized Android interfaces. However, with the OnePlus making its own build of android called OxygenOS, Cyanogen was left behind. For Cyanogen, it is hard to make money on mods, and with Android getting more and more capable every iteration mods are also less necessary than they were when Cyanogen first started out.
Cyanogen gave a lot of good stuff in the world of Android phones. People should thank Cyanogen, especially OnePlus, for making everything better in Android. Read the full article here.