help me out if I miss something, Folks: AOKP is an after market firmware for a limited number of Android phones that adds tweaks and customizations, while seeking to maintain the stability and ui of the stock Android experience. It borrows heavily from Cyanogenmod (Another custom ROM) and is therefore considered a Kang by many.
A Kang is Android street vernacular for using someone else's work in your own and failing to give credit to the other devs Many Kangs are looked upon negatively in the dev community, but AOKP (Android Open Kang Project) is considered among the elite because they folks at Team Kang do an awesome job of keeping things fast, light, clean, unique, all without skimping on the additional options, many of which really SHOULD be in the stock AOSP release anyway. (Battery percentage in the notification anyone.)
They also make it very clear WHERE they use code that is not their own. (Which despite its name, is why I DON'T consider it a true Kang).
Alright, please correct any factual errors I made people.