Originally Posted by marko!
Kang is not the name of the rom, kang means built without permission or stolen work. Eg, if someone takes the cm kernel source builds a kernel from it and releases it you could call that a kang.
The name of this rom is more of a joke I believe
sent from my Transformer Prime
I must correct you, Kang is an official denomination of self compiled CM from sources. The Kang ROMs are not stolen !!
CM are built by a buildbot automatically every day or nearly, everyone can build a Kang from sources (remember it's open source) and when you do that the build script automatically add 'Kang' to the name of the ROM as it appear is Settings> About Device menu.
Thus you can easily make the difference between ROM compiled by Cyanogen buildbot and ROM compiled by dev. Usually Kangs are a way to pick only interesting commits for the specific device (called cherry picks) or even removing some commits that are eventually causing bugs.
For example on my optimus 2X phone, CM9 is not officially released, but the CyanogenMod dev in charge of maintaining CM tree for our phone made a Kang to enable us to test it (he named it SelfKang with humour ...)
Don't write such things it could lead to misinterpretations...