I'd like to suggest removal of the CyanogenMod tag.

I don't see how that tag has any relation to Ubuntu.


So the question now becomes... how do we go about removing it?

  • Keep in mind that Ubuntu Touch is based on the work of CyanogenMod. Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 5:11
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    @NathanOsman - So you're saying UT is essentially a heavily-modified build of Android? Commented Apr 21, 2016 at 11:34
  • @NathanOsman Out of the 3 tagged questions one contains an error message about CyanogenMod caused by phablet-dev-bootstrap (about a proprietary app that seems to have gotten obsolete over time on CyanogenMod) and the tag provides no value in that context. The other two are about users using CyanogenMod instead of Android, they are just poorly tagged and over-specific for AU. Questions that touch low level specifics about CyanogenMod can and have been tagged with porting-ubuntu-touch.
    – LiveWireBT
    Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 6:43
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    @NathanOsman CyanogenMod tag relates to CyanogenMod, not Ubuntu Touch. Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 9:00
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    I've deleted the tag from the two posts it was on. It should be gone tomorrow unless someone adds it back or to a new post.
    – muru
    Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 20:33
  • Only as far as the drivers go, they initially used parts for a kickstart on compatibility, 'android' based phones still would have the same boot process and hardware, so they can reuse the system drivers for the diffrent chips, graphics, wifi etc. Basically nothing left to call android or cyanogen for use in asking questions here
    – Mateo
    Commented Apr 27, 2016 at 22:37

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Remove it. I also do not understand why it is on Ask Ubuntu, when CyanogenMod is an Android rom, not Ubuntu. Yes, you might tell me about Ubuntu Touch, but Ubuntu Touch has its own tag (yes, look at askubuntu.com/tags)! CyanogenMod rom is a rom, not a Ubuntu flavour, nor version, it is only based on linux (not Ubuntu, that is a difference) kernel! So I say: Remove! People, you have it on Android Enthusiasts (and there it has 1633 questions and here 2)! But wait? If you remove that, look at android (and maybe android-sdk) tag too (android-studio might be good, if it is about fixing bugs in this program in Ubuntu)!


I agree, remove it. Of the two questions tagged with it, neither has any problems directly relating to CyanogenMod. One is about Ubuntu Touch, and the error contains CyanogenMod in it, and the other one is about a hostapd hotspot where the device connected happens to be running Cyanogenmod.

  • With whom are you agreeing? You think the tag should be left alone? Or you think it should be removed? Commented Apr 22, 2016 at 18:06
  • Sorry, clarifying. Commented Apr 25, 2016 at 17:36

I also agree with this.

Even though Ubuntu Touch was used to be based on CM, all the android is removed. So yeah, basicly this is NOT CM.


Remove the tag, i have no idea HOW it was added, and had no relation to Ubuntu. Linux is a kernel, cyanogenMod is just a rom... REMOVE I SAY!

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