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: Well, if anything
by suryad on Fri 29th Jun 2007 13:37 UTC in reply to "Well, if anything"
suryad
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I agree with you wholeheartedly. My thinking is that circumstantial evidence or not simplest things lead to the truth more often than not. IT had to be highly coinceidental that when the police rounded him up they found the seat removed, the area wet as it had been wased and some blood. I think that is enough, given his rather "interesting" way of raising his son, the pressure he was under to deliver a new file system, the incidents with his divorce, all the litigation that was going on AND his best friend sleeping with his wife whom he had loved a lot it seems.

I think he is guilty. Just because he is a self-professed geek and played dungeons and dragons and fantsay rpg games, loves battlefield does notmean that he is misunderstood and that he deserves our sympathy. Innocent until guilty is true but that apparently happened with the OJ case as well. I fear this will be another of those type of cases. Yes his wife messed up, yes his wife could have been stealing his company money...but goddamn that family is messed up. I dont think Hans is a normal person...he's a few bytes short of a megabyte...

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