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]: sad indeed
by fsckit on Fri 29th Jun 2007 12:14 UTC in reply to "RE: sad indeed"
fsckit
Member since:
2006-09-24

Just checking but you do realize "acquitted murderer" is a contradiction in terms, right?

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RE[3]: sad indeed
by Soulbender on Fri 29th Jun 2007 12:31 in reply to "RE[2]: sad indeed"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Being acquitted does not mean you didn't do it.

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RE[4]: sad indeed
by fsckit on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:33 in reply to "RE[3]: sad indeed"
fsckit Member since:
2006-09-24

Actually, that's exactly what a verdict of not guilty means.

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RE[3]: sad indeed
by jayson.knight on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:49 in reply to "RE[2]: sad indeed"
jayson.knight Member since:
2005-07-06

I'm glad you picked up on that specific subtlety in my comment, I obviously threw in a slight touch of my own opinion ;-).

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