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[2]: Read the last paragraph
by Morgan on Fri 29th Jun 2007 01:00 UTC 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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