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: Not just blood...
by kadymae on Fri 29th Jun 2007 05:10 UTC in reply to "Not just blood..."
kadymae
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2005-08-02

There is no statute of limitations for murder, so why prosecute now?

Because all Reiser would have to do then, is hop a plane to a country that has no extradition treaty with the US and he's untouchable.

As an aside, the father of my husband's best friend hopped a plane to New Zealand as soon as he heard the Federal Grand Jury had handed down an indictment against him -- New Zealand won't extradite to the US for less than a capital crime.

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