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[5]: sad indeed
by Tyr. on Fri 29th Jun 2007 15:54 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: sad indeed"
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Actually, that's exactly what a verdict of not guilty means.

Um no. Actually it means (at least in the US) there is reasonable doubt as to your guilt, which is completely different from being proven innocent.

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RE[6]: sad indeed
by fsckit on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:39 in reply to "RE[5]: sad indeed"
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Ummm as far as I'm aware O.J. is an american citizen. We don't need to prove innocence here.

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