OpenWRT Gets Forked By Some Of Its Own Developers As LEDE Project
Written by Michael Larabel in Operating Systems on 3 May 2016 at 10:59 AM EDT. 31 Comments
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While the OpenWRT project is a very well known embedded Linux distribution primarily for network devices, a number of their own developers have decided to fork away from the project.

In what appears to be a move to have new project leaders, a group of OpenWRT developers announced LEDE, their fork of the project. LEDE considers itself a spin-off of OpenWRT with many of the same goals. LEDE is short for the Linux Embedded Development Environment.

LEDE will continue to focus upon being "a great embedded Linux distribution" with predictable release cycles and transparent decision making. Among the stated reasons for this "reboot of the OpenWRT community" is that the active core developer count was low, unreliable infrastructure, lack of communication and coordination around the project, not enough people with commit access, and lack of focus on stability and documentation.

LEDE was only recently announced so that isn't too much to report on now, but if you wish to learn more about this OpenWRT fork you can do so at Linux-EDE.org.
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