Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 11:14 UTC, submitted by brewin
In the News Hans Reiser, the prominent Bay Area Linux programmer charged with murdering his wife, says he's seeking to sell off his open-source file system company, Namesys, to help pay mounting legal costs. In the first interview since his arrest, Reiser spoke this week about the future of his company and his legal travails from within the walls of Santa Rita Jail, where he is being held without bail.
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RE: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by robinh on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 12:04 UTC in reply to "Good bye, Hans Reiser"
robinh
Member since:
2006-12-19

Well, Hans, you are the prime suspect in a murder investigation, and rightfully so. You've been charged, and rightfully so. Somehow, I just don't see the injustice. Then again, I suspect you're guilty as sin.

..guilty until proven innocent? Any proof of your assertions?

--Robin

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RE[2]: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by sbergman27 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 12:12 in reply to "RE: Good bye, Hans Reiser"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

"Innocent until proven guilty" is an excellent policy for the law and for the courts. Holding individuals' opinions to it is just silly. Circumstantial evidence is perfectly good evidence, especially when there is a *lot* of it. However, in a legal conviction, there really should be no doubt.

My personal opinion will not convict Mr. Reiser, and I am perfectly free to come to a reasonable conclusion based upon the evidence available. And it looks to me like he is guilty as sin.

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RE[3]: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by raver31 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 13:33 in reply to "RE[2]: Good bye, Hans Reiser"
raver31 Member since:
2005-07-06

yeah, his filesystem hosed my machine. he must be guilty.

hang ihm now !

</sarcasm>

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RE[3]: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by somebody on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 14:09 in reply to "RE[2]: Good bye, Hans Reiser"
somebody Member since:
2005-07-07

"Innocent until proven guilty" is an excellent policy for the law and for the courts. Holding individuals' opinions to it is just silly. Circumstantial evidence is perfectly good evidence, especially when there is a *lot* of it. However, in a legal conviction, there really should be no doubt.

First, I'm not judging if Reiser did it or not. Couldn't care less. That's for others to decide.

Your logic sounds great until you're on the other side of the fence. A lot of circumstantial evidence can be gathered on any topic. And in Hanses case? He was living in that house (who doesn't argue at least few times, and especially if divorce is in question?). He was driving that car (hell, I seriously cut my self few times in my car, meaning if I disappear there will be dna evidence in it) He was never what you would call "people person", more like "dissociative arguing eccentric", so he's bound to look strange when his personality is taken to question. Another example, I bought few books about perfect murder too, not because I would be interested how should I do it, but rather because I was more intrigued by puzzle of algorithm which would cover all the facts.

I seem to fit your profile, but am I guilty?

It is like SCO case, except that for difference from SCO case where they say "We know you did it, now tell us how" here "He seems strange and this is why we suspect..." drives the court case.

It is hard to go against circumstantial evidence. Facts you can fight, global descriptions? much harder

Edited 2006-12-22 14:12

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RE[3]: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by fsckit on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 17:17 in reply to "RE[2]: Good bye, Hans Reiser"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

What's up with modding people down for voicing their own opinion? This post wasn't off topic or inflammatory in any way. There's no excuse for modding it down. I happen to agree with sbergman27 on this one, but even if I didn't I like to think I have a bit more discretion with the mod down button.

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RE[4]: Good bye, Hans Reiser
by justin.68 on Fri 22nd Dec 2006 20:15 in reply to "RE[2]: Good bye, Hans Reiser"
justin.68 Member since:
2006-09-16

Saying that somebody is as guilty as sin without anything upon which to found one's statement is nowhere close to voicing an opinion: that's identical with making an accusation and defaming a man who has not yet been found guilty and condemned. In a private tête-à-tête conversation all this may be an inconsequential incident, but I'm not so sure it is in a public forum.

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