Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 11th Oct 2006 14:20 UTC, submitted by JCooper
In the News We at OSNews have tiptoed around the following unfolding story for a while now, scared we would wrongly damage Hans Reiser's image. However, now that he has been arrested as a suspect in this case, we cannot ignore it any longer. "Oakland police today arrested the estranged husband of 31-year-old Nina 'Nenasha' Reiser on charges of murder even though in the month since she vanished, investigators have found no trace of her body. Hans Reiser, a man who has recently refused to cooperate with investigators, was arrested today along with two additional unidentified people around 11 a.m. at an acquaintance's home in the 6900 block of Simson Street, according to police."
Thread beginning with comment 170737
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
I hope he's innocent
by Shaman on Wed 11th Oct 2006 14:46 UTC
Shaman
Member since:
2005-11-15

If Reiser's divorce preceedings are to be believed, Nina was involved with a very strange and disturbing individual who broke up their marriage and made all sorts of strange demands on both parties.

Hans seems like the type to erupt into fits of rage at times, and I don't doubt that he can be a hard person to live with, judging by correspondence on various mailing lists. However, that does not mean he is capable of killing a person.

On the other hand, I have to admit that I harbour a concern that he may have killed Nina myself. After all, she and her new man were doing all in their power to make Hans' life hell. I hope for his sake that he did not let his anger take control.

Edited 2006-10-11 14:47

Reply Score: 5

RE: I hope he's innocent
by smitty on Wed 11th Oct 2006 15:27 in reply to "I hope he's innocent"
smitty Member since:
2005-10-13

I saw some of those claims a few weeks ago, and they really were a bit disturbing. It really put a new light on all of Reiser's discussions with the linux developers. I'd probably get really upset with people too if my wife was doing what his supposedly was.

Anyway, I hate to say it, but it seems pretty clear that something has happened to his wife. Sadly, I think Hans may have been the one to do it. He seems to have had the most to gain, anyway. ;) Here's hoping this was all just some stunt by her to screw with his mind and she turns back up.

Edited 2006-10-11 15:30

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE: I hope he's innocent
by jaboua on Wed 11th Oct 2006 16:52 in reply to "I hope he's innocent"
jaboua Member since:
2005-09-08

"may have killed Nina myself"

:O

Reply Parent Score: 2

RE: I hope he's innocent
by kaiwai on Thu 12th Oct 2006 07:52 in reply to "I hope he's innocent"
kaiwai Member since:
2005-07-06

I found Reiser and his language to be very arrogant and "I can do no wrong" - could that spill over to the possibility that he thought he could get alway with murder because he is 'smarter than anyone else' - could be.

For everyone else on this forum, as for the filesystem - goodness sake, there is a person dead, another person who is being charged, whether guilty or innocent, his life is down the toilet - could we please realise that there is more to reiser than his file system.

Reply Parent Score: 1

RE[2]: I hope he's innocent
by sbergman27 on Thu 12th Oct 2006 08:36 in reply to "RE: I hope he's innocent"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"""For everyone else on this forum, as for the filesystem - goodness sake, there is a person dead, another person who is being charged, whether guilty or innocent, his life is down the toilet - could we please realise that there is more to reiser than his file system."""

If something really depressing like this happens in just 1 in a 100,000 persons' lives on any given day, that works out to about 66,000 really depressing things like this happening in the world... every day.

It always seemed somehow hypocritical to me to get all righteous and caring over one, and then ignore the rest. But if we paid attention to all of them, we'd all go mad.

On a site dedicated to news and discussion about different OSes, I think it is quite right and appropriate to discuss how this might or might not affect the filesystems and their users.

I don't happen to be impressed by either reiser3 or reiser4. But the filesystems are still the part of this story that are OS news.

Reply Parent Score: 2