Since Cyanogen Inc. was founded they have grown a lot as a company, they even got Oppo to release a CyanogenMod1 Edition of the Oppo N1, and now they are working together with the new company called OnePlus to release devices that runs Cyanogenmod.
The two biggest custom ROMs on the scene are CyanogenMod and AOKP. But the founder of AOKP, Roman Birg has joined CyanogenMod instead and that has caused a quite big stir around Android users. Some users thinks it's like going to “the enemy side.” Roman says that he still will be contributing to AOKP though, But you can wonder how long he will be doing that?
Personally I absolutely love what Cyanogen is doing, and I am very excited to see what plans they have for the future. Even if Cyanogenmod would be all commercial in the future, there will always be new fully open source ROM's available. That community is huge and getting bigger everyday.
CyanogenMod (pronounced sigh-AN-oh-jen-mod), is a customized, aftermarket firmware distribution for several Android devices. It's based on the Android Open Source Project, CyanogenMod is designed to increase performance and reliability over Android-based ROMs released by vendors and carriers. CyanogenMod also offers a variety of features & enhancements that are not currently found in these versions of Android. See more posts tagged CyanogenMod. ↩