Arrington writes that the main issue isn’t his employment status. He says two options have been proposed to AOL:
1. Reaffirmation of the editorial independence promised at the time of acquisition. Given the current circumstances, that means autonomy from Huffington Post, unfettered editorial independence and a blanket right to editorial self determination. To put it simply, TechCrunch would stay with AOL but would be independent of the Huffington Post.
2. Sell TechCrunch back to the original shareholders.
He sets an ultimatum:
If AOL cannot accept either of these options, and no other creative solution can be found, I cannot be a part of TechCrunch going forward.