The Android community is absolutely massive. You can select from dozens of ROMs for most devices, each ROM being unique and special in its own way. But the two biggest ROMs in the world are CyanogenMod and AOKP, in that order. Both are open source and thrive off of user submitted code, and both are very similar in many ways.
However, the founder of AOKP Roman Birg has departed from AOKP and has joined CyanogenMod. Some might view this poorly, as it would be going to “the enemy,” but luckily that’s not how the community works. Roman will still be contributing to AOKP, since both ROMs are open source and contributing is easy. Plus, both ROMs use each other’s code quite often as it is.
CyanogenMod is quickly growing as a company, and we’re excited to see where it’s headed. With Roman on the team, it’s just more talent to help them out. And AOKP is not going anywhere, in case you’re wondering. It’ll keep on growing as always.