Originally Posted by crs87
I like the idea. Original ROM developers deserve their own place! It also started to be total ROM invasion, this makes it easier to find what you are looking for.
A vote here for liking the idea. Although its clear ALL ROMS came from Samsung. Some developers start with SAMSUNG STOCK and build from it. Some developers have been around along time and will likely stick around while others may release a couple variations and leave.The long term recognized developers in my opinion should have their own place to release their wares. Some even have their own Websites and forums.
There should be a clear delineation between those developers and those who take one of THOSE builds and customize it for the first time.
For example as a user of DG's ROMS from stock builds I can follow his work and others who build from Samsung stock in one thread and then see what others are creating from those stock builds in a separate thread.
It can get rather confusing because there are so many ROMS. Those who have been around awhile know who the "trusted" long term developers are and stick with them.
When I was new to this last year on the Captivate I looked for the threads with the most posts and views and those developers who had the most followers were those I deemed trustworthy as I did not know enough to even get out of a minor soft brick.
When I got my SGS2 I did the same and discovered only three developers I thought would be a good place to start. Nevertheless I started my flashing Odyssey with a DG ROM because of his work on the Captivate. When I completely understand the differences between the branded Captivate and unbranded unlocked SGS 2 i9000, I will venture out and try more ROMS. But I will still look for original ROM builders and having a thread for them is helpful.
Kernels should have their own thread as well and developers in both threads should give credit to the developing kernel source. (other than Samsung)and state what they may or may not have changed.