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Team TouchDroid falls apart after taking credit for CyanogenMod code

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 09 Sep 2011 13:46 User comments (3)

Team TouchDroid falls apart after taking credit for CyanogenMod code Team TouchDroid, one of the groups working on getting Android running on the HP TouchPad, has disbanded after being caught taking credit for work CyanogenMod developers.
CyanogenMod is a community ROM which runs on a wide variety of Android devices. CyanogenMod developers have made significant progress toward getting Android up and running on the TouchPad, which includes writing touchscreen drivers.

Those drivers were used to enable multitouch on the HP tablet in the video we reported on earlier this week.

fnj00 of Team TouchDroid apologized for the incident on their website, writing:

I am the site host and was the guy you saw in all the videos under the account fnj001. I would first like to say to the community and team CM I am sorry for all the drama that has unfolded over the past few days/weeks and would like to clear it all up with the community and CM. I am doing this fully on my own will without any backing from whats left of team-touchdroid.


He went on to say, "As the drama unfolded the team began to break up and its trusted members are no longer actively working on a port for the HP touchpad under this team."

Meanwhile, work continues on CyanogenMod for the TouchPad, as a recently released video shows.

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3 user comments

19.9.2011 15:56

"Meanwhile, work continues on CyanogenMod for the TouchPad, as a recently released video shows. "
Thank you, I was thinking this would still be up in the air. I am hopping to pick up one of the HPs when the next shipments come through and I was worried development has completely halted.


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29.9.2011 16:45

Are you kidding me, it's not like CyanogenMod mod made the phone OS.

it's all ripped off from google for a start.

39.9.2011 19:20

Originally posted by xtago:
Are you kidding me, it's not like CyanogenMod mod made the phone OS.

it's all ripped off from google for a start.

"Are you kidding me!" it's all "OPEN SOURCE" as in free!

Andriod Open Source

"Android is an open-source software stack for mobile devices, and a corresponding open-source project led by Google. We created Android in response to our own experiences launching mobile apps. We wanted to make sure that there was no central point of failure, so that no industry player can restrict or control the innovations of any other. That's why we created Android, and made its source code open." - Andriod Open Source website.

Since it's all free any way CM didn't "Steal" anything, Google gave and continues to give it to the world. If you have any gripes about having to root your phone so it can be truly open then talk to your carrier or device manufacturer.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 09 Sep 2011 @ 19:23

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