My intent was to make a ROM for Android devices using the bits we already have (proprietary parts) and everything else built from source.
The 1.6 Market was a leak, and most likely untraceable.
Android without the Google parts is not usable for an end-user. There is no sync functionality, no market, no IM or GTalk, no maps..
I was always under the impression that it was OK to do this since I don't modify the Google apps, and only targeted devices which were licensed for them. Apparently this is not the case.
Might as well consider this entire forum cease-and-desisted.