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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RE: sad indeed
by jayson.knight on Thu 28th Jun 2007 20:02 UTC in reply to "sad indeed"
jayson.knight
Member since:
2005-07-06

"I would prefer to remember his as a good OSS programer responsible for the ReiserFS. Not this way."

Do you remember OJ the football player, or OJ the acquitted murderer?

Everyone's got their own personal demons to battle, and I for one wish Hans the absolute best of luck with everything.

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RE[2]: sad indeed
by fsckit on Fri 29th Jun 2007 12:14 in reply to "RE: sad indeed"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Just checking but you do realize "acquitted murderer" is a contradiction in terms, right?

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RE[3]: sad indeed
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Jun 2007 12:31 in reply to "RE[2]: sad indeed"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Being acquitted does not mean you didn't do it.

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RE[3]: sad indeed
by jayson.knight on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:49 in reply to "RE[2]: sad indeed"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm glad you picked up on that specific subtlety in my comment, I obviously threw in a slight touch of my own opinion ;-).

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RE[2]: sad indeed
by Calipso on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:30 in reply to "RE: sad indeed"
Calipso Member since:
2007-03-13

"Do you remember OJ the football player, or OJ the acquitted murderer? "

I remember him as the cop in Naked Gun movies ;)

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