Quote Originally Posted by mfyahya
It's not just benign neglect, Samsung recently hired the chief developer Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik, and distributed their flagship smartphones for free to leading devs and only asked them to make cyanogenmod work on it.
Steve Kondik was specifically asked the question of whether his recent hiring by Samsung had any relationship or impact with Cyanogen.

His response: there is no relationship whatsoever between his work for Samsung and Cyanogen. There is no Samsung sponsorship of Cyanogen in any way different than any other manufacturer.

Thus your statement above is not accurate.