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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This is a very difficult topic
by thebackwash on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:04 UTC
thebackwash
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I only hope that justice is done. If he did kill his wife, he deserves to go to prison for the rest of his life, but if he didn't, I hope an innocent man is spared undue punishment. If he tried to hide the body after he discovered her dead, I hope they find an appropriate punishment. It's a sad affair, and if he IS guilty, I hope they allow to code from prison. No need to take away all meaning from his life even if he did make such a grave mistake.

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