On Saturday (18th Nov 2023) night, sources told The Verge
the remaining board members had missed a 5PM PT deadline to resign and reinstate Altman and fellow co-founder Greg Brockman or face a slew of staff resignations. After the deadline passed, droves of OpenAI employees started posting their support for Altman on social media.
Altman returned to OpenAI’s office this morning saying it would be the “first and last time” he wore a guest badge — implying he would either return as CEO or never return at all. It appears that after hours of negotiation, it’s the latter.