Originally Posted by ssmr2t
This may sound odd.. but it popped up in my head while driving home.
I have been messing around a lot lately with theming, and also playing with the UOT Kitchen... This got me thinking for us less "able" members here..
Is it ethically okay to use someone elses rom (Ie- CM7) as a baseband... and theme it to your liking? then add in the app's you like and whatever you might like in the package and upload it as a different "rom"?
Thanks, and sorry for the odd question
as long as you quote your sources (let everyone know that you used CM7 as a base, and who created all the apps you put in there, etc. etc.) then it's perfectly fine. just be sure to quote every single source you used.
also, don't make it the habit of just releasing themed versions of CM7 or the dev forum will get full of the same ROM with a different look. i'm pretty sure that's the whole reason CM7 comes with a theme engine that makes theming it super easy.
but on the note of your question, just be sure to give credit where credit is due and no one should have a problem with it.