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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Unbelievable
by thjayo on Thu 28th Jun 2007 19:52 UTC
thjayo
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2005-11-11

I still can't believe Hans is going for trial. I still sincerely hope that he is innocent and that that can be shown.

He is a great programmer and that would be a great loss for the community.

Life outside 0s and 1s is quite gray indeed.

:(

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