The story behind Focal being removed from CM, spilled by Focal developer himself.
I remained silent about the whole Focal relicensing troubles for now. There was a lot of drama between the app being GPL, and the fact Cyanogen Inc wanted to use it, which drove some frustration between me, some CM contributors, and CM leaders. As a result, to avoid any problem, Focal has been removed from CyanogenMod. I think you deserve explanations and "behind the scenes" view on how all of this happened, and to know it’s not just a last-minute decision or ragequit.
From there, it seemed like Steve just wanted to stop dealing with it because "this is too much drama". The exact drama part that bothers him? Well, some contributors weren’t happy about what Cyanogen Inc is. +Andrew Dodd really insisted and wanted to have explanations on WHY Focal would need to be relicensed, and why all this secrecy, without any real answer ever. And how does Steve deals with these kind of reactions now? Easy answer: "Oh god please tell me the story. grabs popcorn"
This part in particular shows what a douche Steve Kondik is. Koush even +1'd it. Andrew Dodd is entropy512. If you flash CM on Exynos 4 devices you should be familiar with this guy.
This whole ordeal stinks of betrayal by Steve to the CM community.