I reported him numerous times, he was also in talks with at least one moderator regarding GPL compliance.
His failure to follow the site rules is what got him banned, plain and simple.
I'm sure if you ran a forum and had a user who, even after being told, continued to break the rules you would ban them too.
I get there are those of you who think Trip is a God, but lets hit the truth, He is in this for the $$$ too.
Just check his own thread history.
I recall at one point he had a lack of donation's so announced he would stop unless people showed appreciation again.
I'm trying hard here not to cause a mass flame war between everyone, we are all entitled to our own opinion.
Mine is that MoDaCo, even the whole Android open source scene will be better without TripNRaVeR and his 'fan boys'
I saw this in the Xbox & PS3 hacking scene, it's a shame, greed > community.
As for if Cyanogen or anyone else adopted his code, so what, he could claim bragging right's, but that's not enough for him.
My GPS fix should prove that, I fixed one thing for him, He went off in a tantrum, claimed my fix "didn't fix s***" and vowed if I continued to 'help' him he would stop development.