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[2]: Comment by timefortea
by sorpigal on Mon 9th Jun 2008 21:00 UTC in reply to "RE: Comment by timefortea"
sorpigal
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"I knew there'd be a lively discussion when I saw that one of the OSNews articles was about Hans Reiser. And I wasn't disappointed. Personally I think that until he actually shows them a body, his conviction is still unsafe and it is not 100% certain that he committed the crime. We aren't out of the woods yet on this one...


This comment I just could not pass up. How much more blindly will some people follow is amazing. The ability of some humans to believe in a position in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary is a sad testament to the human mind and the idea of free thought.

It was bad enough to see the idiocy a few months back by all these pathetic apologizers. I especially loved all the Euros that cried about the evils of the US justice system and how flawed it was (as opposed to Europe where a child raping murderer can get off in 5 years!). This Reiser fellow was scum, and he deserved no respect. Due to the childish and insane defense of this loser, the Reseir FS is now invariably tainted. Not just by the name, but even by the pathetic attempts at defense of this monster by legions of blind and ignorant fanboys.
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Who's defending Reiser? I am one of the ones who objected to this case in the past and I will do so again today. You will accuse me of blind devotion, but this is not the case. My only devotion is to things I know to be true. I don't know whether he did or did not kill his wife, nor do I care. His guilt or innocence is not important to me. What I do care about is the legal system in the USA, where I have lived all my life. This conviction is against the principles of the American justice system and should not have been handed down.

This is a case where the evidence was slim and circumstantial. Did he kill his wife? Let's say for the sake of argument that he did. Does this mean he should be convicted for it? The answer to that is *only if it can be proven* that he killed here. There was no proof, there was very little evidence, and so there is an objection to this by me. He should not have been convicted, guilty or not, with so little evidence.

For the record, I use ext3 and have never been particularly enamored of reiserfs3 and never tried v4.

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