I find this New York Times article by John Markoff interesting. First the editors used the headline "demise of One Laptop Per Child" and now uses "Intel Quits Effort to Get Computers to Children". Inside the article John is quite clear that OLPC was really leaving Intel because Intel was harming the project.
At the meeting, the board agreed that Mr. Negroponte should make a final effort to end Intel’s efforts to disrupt One Laptop’s sales.
A rapprochement never happened, however.
“They played another dirty trick in Peru,” he said. “It’s a little bit like McDonald’s competing with the World Food Program.”
It is like some editor refuses to believe that it is Intel that is in the wrong, or that OLPC is doing well and might possibly be better off without Intel's involvement.