The latest article by @eDevelopersBlog (great article btw!) posted on this forum states the following which makes me wonder if it is also Google who decides about the Android versions and in this case why are we using the term de-googling? we are forking from something that was developped by Google in the first place. I understand that Lineage (from which /e/ comes from) replicates the versionning of AOSP, in other words, each version of Lineage accompagnies an AOSP version. Although this question sounds really basic, I haven’t really found an answer. Do I understand it right, that the /e/ project is all about removing traces of Google from something that Google originally provides?
Google is the main contributor to the Android Open Source Project and primarily looks after its development.