This titling does make it clearer..
Original Development: CM7
It's built from the ground up with a myriad of coded
additions to be a truly 'Original' product.
Development: Everything else
All other ROMS are stock deodexed upgrades.
If you found this useful please say thanks!
Current device: AT&T Galaxy S4 (pure stock, yes, I'm sad too.)
Previous devices: AT&T Galaxy Note II running CARBON 1.7
with Bravia enabled, AT&T Galaxy S2 (Skyrocket)
Definition of development
finally explained with visuals included.