Second Life CTO resigns - connection to the apparent reverse on Open-Source?

Boingboing has just reported that Second Life’s Chief Technical Officer, Cory Ondrejka, has just left Linden Labs citing “irreconcilable differences”.

Since he was the man behind the movement to Open-Source both the viewer and the server, I can’t help but wonder if those differences had something to do with the apparent reversal in policy on open-sourcing the SL servers which we reported on recently. If so, things don’t look good for Second Life Open-Source right now.

EDIT (Johnnie): The original story was broken on Massively by Moo Money. There are a few follow-ups linked from there too, including Cory’s official response.