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Default [Q] Question about custom rom size

I'm sure there's a really easy answer to this, but I can't figure it out:

Why is there such a big difference between the size of some custom roms? For example, the MOAR rom runs around 870mb, while the most recent versions of Cyanogen and some of it's takeoff's are only in the 200 mb range.

What am I missing?
 
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Quick answer is TW. Cyanogenmod is aosp.
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Quick answer is TW. Cyanogenmod is aosp.
I didn't realize the difference in rom size could be so significant. Thanks!!!
 
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Is there that much stripped from the TW version when they make the AOSP version?

For us non-programmers, can anyone broadly describe what types of software are removed?
 
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What happens is this

Google updates the AOSP source
They then pass that on to the OEM's
The OEM's add their skins over it and heavily modify the entire framework, adding new code, etc, making files larger

They also add their apps, extra features, etc since AOSP is fairly bare

This requires not only new code in the form of apps and framework files, but also libs, files in /etc and so on
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