can you tell me which rom besides cyanogen's is open sourced?SENSE TOUCHWIZ MOTOBLUR are all closed source
You are talking about products from well know trusted company that gain customers trust through years of relations, you cant compare this to a quite unknow origin custom rom, again motorola samsung and co. are monitored by national and international organizations for costumer safety.
I want to emphasize that i m doing the Devil's Advocate and I'm not accusing anyone, i m just want to know, like all people must do, as much as i can on everithing interact with me
The point is that, when I download a ROM I have to have trust in any developer, open source or not. Open source allows more people to have the ability to catch the developer when they do malicious things, but I'm not one of those people. Even with open source, I still have to have trust that people in the community are looking over the developer's shoulder, making sure things are OK.
for the same reasoning if you dont know anything about politics,you should appoint one person to govern your country alone (like old monarchies) have more people (from different country, colture, age, ecc) looking is always better