Originally Posted by Righteous Joe
Sorry for my ignorance, but gapps was our together by Google for use with rooted devices,,and what was the reason Google didn't want its apps with cyanogen yet let's other developers use them.
Cyanogenmod has enough of a user base that it isn't considered a tiny enthusiast group, (more bluntly, no longer considered in the personal use realm), and do has to license from google to bundle google apps. However, cyanogen has side stepped this issue, bit not bundling the apps, but rather letting the user install them, keeping it in the personal use realm. There's is nothing illegal about gapps and nothing illegal about cyanogenmod.
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