After Friday firing, OpenAI board already in discussions for Altman to return as CEO

Source: The Verge

“The OpenAI board is in discussions with Sam Altman to return to the company as its CEO, according to multiple people familiar with the matter. One of them said Altman, who was suddenly fired by the board on Friday with no notice, is ‘ambivalent’ about coming back and would want significant governance changes. … A source close to Altman says the board had agreed in principle to resign and to allow Altman and [Greg] Brockman to return, but has since waffled — missing a key 5PM PT deadline by which many OpenAI staffers were set to resign. If Altman decides to leave and start a new company, those staffers would assuredly go with him.” (11/18/23)