Ouch, I have no idea what happened over at CentOS, but it doesn't sound good. Eight of their developers signed (electronically) an "open letter" to Lance Davis (currently display on the centos.org home page). To say the least, it looks like there have been some communication problems on the team, which these developers have made very clear in both their open letter and in a separate statement of facts about their communication problems.
Anyone that uses CentOS certainly hopes these issues will be resolved. I think they have a very worthwhile mission going, and hopefully that mission will continue on at centos.org ... or somewhere else under a new name.