Drama, good for short term publicity but bad for long term trust.
I still find it odd that there needs to be a board at all for any piece of code. It's just code, ya know? I suppose it's required by Wall St but a 6th grade geek can produce stuff equally as effective sometimes, the suits just don't make the product better.
Meh, marketing, leadership, product development... I suppose big brands need suits but it still just doesn't feel right. I keep expecting to see a private entrepreneur move in with open source and take away a big piece of the pie and guess what... now is when they'd do it to Opera, in the midst of a shake-up.