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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Great loss and sadness
by solidsnake on Thu 28th Jun 2007 20:44 UTC
solidsnake
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2006-06-04

I read the entire article and as well written as it is, its saddens me to think that things had gotten so bad in Hans Reiser's life, that things led to him being arrested for murder. I hope that it turns out that he is innocent but if the article is accurate, Hans will be going to prison for the rest of his life.

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