Nearly all OpenAI employees have threatened to resign and follow ousted former CEO Altman to join the biggest funder.MicrosoftAt the same time, part ofinvestIt is also rumored that people are considering taking legal action against the OpenAI board of directors, fearing that once this promising company collapses, millions of dollars in funding will be lost. However, it is still unclear whether OpenAI will be sued or not.
OpenAI has about 770 employees, and more than 700 of them signed a letter to the board of directors on the 20th, saying that “it is impossible to work for or with people who have no ability, no Decisions that don’t care about our mission, and don’t care about our employees.” The letter called on all board members to resign and reinstate Altman, otherwise they could all join Microsoft. A surprising signature also belongs to Sutskwei, chief scientist of OpenAIvoteOne of the directors of Ultraman was fired from his job.
OpenAI investors such as Thrive Capital, Khosla Ventures and Tiger Global want to make sure their investments are protected, people familiar with the matter said. These investors are still trying to get Altman back into a leadership position, and Microsoft has no objections. In an interview with Bloomberg TV, Microsoft CEO Nadella expressed openness about Altman returning to OpenAI rather than joining Microsoft. He said, “No matter where Ultraman is, he is collaborating with Microsoft.”
But Bloomberg News reported that Microsoft is willing to let Altman and Brockman return to OpenAI under several key conditions. According to people familiar with the matter, the current board of directors should resign and OpenAI’s governance structure should be changed to ensure such turmoil does not happen again.