Carl Barney had been the Ayn Rand Institute’s largest donor by far when in 2019 he suddenly left its board, taking his purse with him. Since then he has paid more attention to his Prometheus Foundation and to Craig Biddle’s The Objective Standard.
On 1 May 2020 Carl Barney announced under the title “Dr. Leonard Peikoff’s Courses and Lectures”:
Earlier Barney had in effect moved the money he was giving ARI to Prometheus and TOS. Now Peikoff, who owns Rand’s copyrights as well as her name, is moving from ARI toward Prometheus and TOS.
Heading the announcement is a photograph of Leonard Peikoff and Carl Barney standing side by side, one arm of each around the shoulders of the other. The photograph can be considered the first in a pair of photographs, the second photograph being of Barney and Richard Minns (TOS 6 June 2019) likewise standing side by side very chummy. Taking “degree of separation” to mean not merely knowing but associating with, together the two pictures show in visual terms that Peikoff is but one degree of separation from a psychopath: 
In a TOS mass email Biddle made the same announcement the same day as Barney. Biddle begins with a bit of autobiography:
You need a program to follow the fluid loyalties in organized Objectivism. When in 2010 Peikoff effectively forced John McCaskey out of ARI  Biddle defended McCaskey in the article “Justice for John P. McCaskey” on his personal website (separate from TOS’s). He Peikoff’s behavior “nonobjective and unjust.” In 2014, soon after Barney started the Objectivist Venture Fund (later Prometheus), Biddle took down his personal website and it remains “Under Construction.”
Now there is Richard Salsman. When he was a graduate student ARI loaned him money for his studies. Later ARI helped raise the money that made possible his current academic position at Duke University. Salsman used to be a frequent speaker at ARI events. Probably never again. In a Facebook post of 29 April 2020 he calls Onkar Ghate, ARI’s Chief Content Officer, a “wholly unqualified charlatan ... venerated by the likes of YB [Yaron Brook], TS [Tara Smith or perhaps Tal Tsfany], HB [Harry Binswanger] and a host of other sycophants ... .” He describes Ghate’s performance in a recent ARI webinar as “dishonest and pathetic,” “wholly lacking in rational content,” “devoid of any coherent argument,” etc.
From another Facebook post, replying to a post by Todd Hartle: “The Yaron Brook Show? ... it’s garbage. Second-hand trash. Unoriginal. Borrowed. Filched. ... Worse, it’s uninformed. ... he is now a mere wannabe Jordan Peterson. Pathetic.” Salsman goes on to say that Brook has left “the life of principle and integrity” and consequently detests “those who retain those virtues.” He should have made the following singular instead of plural because Brook is the only one at ARI who has moved to Puerto Rico to avoid income taxes: “Sunshine patriots, they cravenly flee to and podcast from the decadence of places like Starnseville – aka Puerto Rico. Real heroes. To Hell with them ...”
Apparently Salsman went too far because soon afterwards he disappeared from the masthead of TOS. Then on 6 May Biddle mass-emailed an announcement titled “Richard Salsman is no longer with TOS,” saying that Salsman’s behavior was “non-objective and unprofessional” and affirming his removal from the masthead.
Later the same day Salsman deleted the offending Facebook post of 29 April (his reply to Todd Hartle was deleted earlier, either by him or Hartle) then posted an apology of sorts which began: “In two recent posts I harshly criticized a handful of people who I know to have misused ARI to besmirch solid Objectivists and Objectivist organizations whom they oppose and in consequence have risked devaluing Ayn Rand’s reputation.” He says posting as he did was a mistake because “FB isn’t the forum for that, since the matter requires lots of information, background, context, and judgment that most readers don’t have.”
Earlier, in a blog post of 24 March 2020, Barney had announced that Salsman would co-host a “Rand Camp” event under the auspices of the Prometheus Foundation next May. The announcement is still there (moved from the section of his website called “Blog” to a new section called “Objectivism”) but the event had to be cancelled because the hotel of the resort at which it was to be held was closed due to the virus. The event is now planned for next year, May 2021.
Much of what Salsman says about ARI is true, if expressed in intemperate language, but look who’s talking. At the time he was a contributing editor of TOS – in some respects even worse than ARI  – so he is in no position to be critical of ARI. And speaking of sycophancy, how to explain his defending Carl Barney’s Scientology career ?  Would there were an insider hero to root for but Salsman is not it.
On 22 May 2020 Biddle announced the creation of a non-profit educational organization called the Objective Standard Institute (OSI) “related to but distinct from The Objective Standard (TOS).” OSI’s mission statement is similar to that of the Ayn Rand Institute. You might call the new non-profit Barney’s ARI. Its website was in a mature state of development the day it was announced which suggests it had been planned months before. OSI was trying to hire the Director of Technology at least two months before the announcement. 
As the two Obleftivist organizations ARI and PF/OSI/TOS squabble between and among themselves, a plague on both their houses.