Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 16th Oct 2006 15:13 UTC, submitted by anonymous
Linux With Namesys founder Hans Reiser recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS. According to a report at, employees at Namesys are circling their wagons and plan to continue working on the project 'in the short term.' One employee admits, "we are rather shaken and stressed at the moment, although I cannot say we didn't see it coming."
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RE[4]: not looking good for Hans
by jaboua on Mon 16th Oct 2006 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: not looking good for Hans"
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I doubt it. Lots of people have all their valuable data stored in ReiserFS, and suddenly it should be pulled out of the kernel because one developer (OK, the lead developer) goes to court? Do you think the masses will accept to lose all their data because it's morally "wrong" to use what a criminal (if he is guilty) has contributed to? And do you think it's morally "right" to punish all these ReiserFS-users for what the developer did? Did you know that Bill Gates has been to prison (ok, it wasn't murder, but you get the point), should we now destroy all windows running computers in the world and blame Gates?

Anyway, IF they should find out that they want to pull it out of the kernel, it wouldn't take long before the distros started adding reiserfs-patches to their kernels.

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