In the world of Android Custom ROMs, it’s not often that a project comes along that encourages complete openness and involvement with the entire community. Codename Android, currently for the Galaxy Nexus (GSM/CDMA) and the Nexus S and Xoom (both currently in process), is one of those though. Their opening description of the project at RootzWiki is:
Codename Android is a fully open source rom that focuses on speed, usability, and getting every feature that we can get CRAMMED in there .
Our mission is to spread the Open Source Android love to as many people as possible, and get as many people involved as possible. Along with the rom there will be tutorials to get more people involved and learning how to build android step by step.
To that end, they have created the first in what is sure to be an extensive list of How To’s, with “Setting Up a Linux Development Environment”, and the companion How To “Setting Up a Mac Development Environment”. Check them out, and encourage them and even learn to be a contributor and help make Android what it was intended to be.