Gotta love the Android "community" sometimes.
When Cyanogen Inc was first announced, there was a small but vocal group who cried foul. CM was just in it for the money now, and it was only a matter of time before things were going to change. A knee-jerk reaction to be sure, and kinda funny when you see now that they have now open sourced more of their work than ever before, but that initial reaction stuck with some.
I reached out to a few of the other ROM guys from other groups to get their thoughts on things, and I got an amazing reaction from one of them. They said "if anything, it makes us work harder now because we know there's a chance for something like that to happen to us someday."
Fast forward to today, when prominent developers from two other projects are hired by Cyanogen Inc. The response by that same vocal minority? "I guess money talks" and "Cyanogen is buying up all the talent". It's as though these incredibly talented developers couldn't possibly get jobs anywhere else, and CM had their kids hostage or something. It couldn't possibly be that they chose to take part in something willingly because they wanted to, or because they saw potential in a company that was accomplishing a goal that most of these guys have had for years.
Forced narratives are fun and all, but eventually bullshit is just bullshit.