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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ReiserFS
by irbis on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:19 UTC
irbis
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2005-07-08

ReiserFS, especially Reiser 4, was never developed by a one man only. Aren't the other Reiser 4 developers still actively trying developing Reiser 4 filesystem? That new filesystem has some innovative things that could be used in other filesystems too. Or a new filesystem - with a new name.. - could be based on the same ideas. And the older ReiserFS is still quite actively used too.

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