Employee #4, Cory Ondrejka, has left Linden Lab. Cory was the CTO of Linden Lab. The cause is apparently a dispute on the future direction of the Second Life platform, the dispute being with Philip Rosedale, CEO.
Here’s an article with important links to the farewell emails from Information Week:
I don’t have any details beyond this article on this major event. This will definitely have ramifications, probably extending beyond Second Life and Linden Lab. We will have to watch over the next few days what information is leaked out from inside Linden Lab.