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]: Well, if anything
by Coxy on Fri 29th Jun 2007 14:02 UTC in reply to "RE: Well, if anything"
Coxy
Member since:
2006-07-01

I agree, judo teaches you to control yourself, and your aggression. Practicing Judo is no sign of guilt. Being a geek who likes computers/games, on the other hand, is no sign of innocence.

Some comments here seem to suggest that the posters believe he is innocent because he wrote the filesystem they use. How sad. No one seems to give a shit about his wife, or their kid, as long as resier4 gets completed. Who cares who dies in the process. Sad.

Reiser doesn't acctually come out of this interview smelling of roses. Their are questions left unanswered and then there's his ideas about how to bring up children - questionable at the very least.

Reiser seems to want to put the blame on others because they had affairs and liked sm.

Edited 2007-06-29 14:08

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RE[3]: Well, if anything
by arielb on Fri 29th Jun 2007 17:51 in reply to "RE[2]: Well, if anything"
arielb Member since:
2006-11-15

"and then there's his ideas about how to bring up children - questionable at the very least. "

there are plenty of parents who let their kids play all kinds of computer games. Hans is against games like Grand Theft Auto. Violence only against the 'bad guys.'

The difference is that those parents who let kids play violent games see it as entertainment while Hans sees it as education. There is a goal to it and not just to vent out in an imaginary world.

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RE[4]: Well, if anything
by Coxy on Fri 29th Jun 2007 20:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Well, if anything"
Coxy Member since:
2006-07-01

'there are plenty of parents who let their kids play all kinds of computer games. Hans is against games like Grand Theft Auto. Violence only against the 'bad guys.'

The difference is that those parents who let kids play violent games see it as entertainment while Hans sees it as education. There is a goal to it and not just to vent out in an imaginary world.'

But most don't... infact here in germany only the anti-social ones do. Yeah great, let the children in America play violent games, as long as it's only against the bad guys ;-) Well shooting people with guns is violence, unless in America it's called something else.

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