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Chainfire handing over ownership of SuperSU to new company
Chainfire is easily one of the most iconic developers in the Android modding world, known particularly for his expert work on SuperSU. If you’re a regular rooter/ROMer you have no doubt utilized one or more of Chainfire’s tools over the years. We owe a lot to his efforts, but now he’s now getting ready to hand over the reins to SuperSU after a long and successful run.
Chainfire has been maintaining SuperSU by himself since 2012, but is now transferring ownership to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC (CCMT). Chainfire will continue to remain with the project for the next two years, though after that will be walking away from involvement. At least for now, that means more developers and additional funding should push SuperSU forward, allowing it to more quickly add features, bug fixes, and more.
Who is CCMT though? While the company is newly formed, Chainfire says in a G+ post that “the people at CCMT are no strangers to the root community. They have invested in, or own, a number of popular root apps (though I am not at liberty to disclose which ones) – chances are, you are running one of them right now. I believeSuperSU has found a good home there, and trust time will not prove me wrong.”
It’s unclear at the moment whether or not Chainfire’s other apps outside of SuperSU are involved with this deal. It’s also unclear what CCMT’s long-term plans for the app are. At least for now, SuperSU will continue to be completely free to download and redistribute. We imagine more official details on the change of management won’t be too far off.
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