Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE: Interesting news...
by sbergman27 on Sun 8th Jun 2008 16:37 UTC in reply to "Interesting news..."
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But what I *don't* understand is this unnecessary piece about ReiserFS. This story is about a mother of two children been murdered. And you have to whine about the outcome of a filesystem inside the news. How cynical!

Not cynical. And quite appropriate. The events surrounding Hans have effects upon a lot of people. These kids happen to have loving grandparents to take care of them. Far worse atrocities are occurring in the world at this very moment. We can't and don't mourn all of them. Getting all somber and respectful about one that happens to make the news is well intentioned, but essentially hypocritical.

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