Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 28th Jun 2007 18:50 UTC, submitted by Punktyras
Linux "Hans Reiser is waiting for me, standing on the other side of an imitation-wood table. The room is small, the concrete walls bare. A guard locks the steel door from the outside. There is no sound. Reiser is wearing the red jumpsuit of a prisoner in solitary confinement, though he has been allowed to meet with me in this chilly visiting room. There was a time when he was known as a cantankerous but visionary open source programmer. His work was funded by the government; he was widely credited (and sometimes reviled) for rethinking the structure of the Linux operating system. Now he is known as prisoner BFP563."
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RE[3]: Well, if anything
by arielb on Fri 29th Jun 2007 17:51 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Well, if anything"
arielb
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2006-11-15

"and then there's his ideas about how to bring up children - questionable at the very least. "

there are plenty of parents who let their kids play all kinds of computer games. Hans is against games like Grand Theft Auto. Violence only against the 'bad guys.'

The difference is that those parents who let kids play violent games see it as entertainment while Hans sees it as education. There is a goal to it and not just to vent out in an imaginary world.

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