If they lock this one, then someone high up at xda needs to write a clear policy about what is and isn't allowed on this site, Rom-wise. At the moment I'm sure its individal mods acting alone, each with differing interpretations of what the current site policy is.
If this Rom gets grief, I assume the same standards will apply to Hero roms? Have they closed down the theme boards yet? The problem is (in my view) is that there are far too many mods with itchy trigger fingers (see the raspberry link at the bottom of the first post in my BetterBrowser thread in my sig for a prime example)
Cyanogen is the subject of a cease and desist. Akirah isn't, neither is xda as a site. As long as the files are offsite thus ensuring xda isn't liable, why are different standards being applied here versus the WinMo boards?