You can read all about in the cgminer thread. To all appearances, the bulk of what's in BFGMiner comes from cgminer.
Well, that's the impression you might get from reading the cgminer thread.
While a lot of the code in BFGMiner came from cgminer (or cpuminer, which cgminer was originally a fork of), pretty much all the modularity and FPGA-related code originated in BFGMiner.
While I didn't bother making formal releases as long as Con was copying the changes back into cgminer anyway (what'd be the point?), he left me no choice when he put Kano in control of my code and he started breaking things.
Then I called him out on claiming BFL didn't support developers (they do), and he stopped merging any
updates - including bugfixes - unless someone paid him to do so. This is why FPGA support has suffered so much in cgminer.
In the case of ModMiner support, he merged the initial code (before any real production units were done) on payment from cablepair and didn't merge any of the updates when the actual units differed slightly. So cgminer probably doesn't work well at all with them (though I did avoid changing the protocol in the firmware to try to keep it somewhat compatible).
Not that I've been on every thread here... but those that I have, I've never seen anyone except LJ say anything bad about the cgminer team, and I've never seen anyone stand up for LJ.
Yeah same here, but my time here has been relatively short. I have read a large part of the cgminer thread though.
Especially on these forums, best to ignore hearsay and base things on things you observe yourself.
If you don't like me, fine, but at least make that decision from what I say/do myself instead of what others say about me.