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: Read the last paragraph
by Kalessin on Thu 28th Jun 2007 22:21 UTC in reply to "Read the last paragraph"
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If you read nothing else, skip to the end of the article and read the last paragraph. There will be no future versions of ReiserFS.

An annotation in the Reiser 4 code that talks about how everything must die doesn't really say anything about whether there will be future version of ReiserFS.

As I understand it, the Namesys folks have continued to work on ReiserFS. Hans Reiser and the fate of Hans Reiser has little to do with the fate of ReiserFS at this point. Whether Reiser 4 will be the last version of ReiserFS, I don't know, but at this point, ReiserFS will continue regardless of what happens to its creator.

Edited 2007-06-28 22:25

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RE[2]: Read the last paragraph
by Morgan on Fri 29th Jun 2007 01:00 in reply to "RE: Read the last paragraph"
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Probably, however I don't see it being called "Reiser" in the future, not only because he may end up in prison and unable to continue working on the project, but also because of the stigma attached to his name--regardless of the fact that he has not yet been, and might not ever be, found guilty.

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