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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OK, what am I missing?
by Karig on Fri 29th Jun 2007 16:54 UTC
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I just finished the article. Presumably there must be more to the case against Reiser than the evidence listed there.

So we have a car missing a passenger seat, floor wet as if it had just been washed, and a spot of blood that matches Nina Reiser's blood. And lots of weird things going on in the lives of Hans Reiser and the people around him -- but nothing, beyond Nina's disappearance, to indicate that Nina is even actually dead, much less that Hans killed her. The article mentioned Hans's father warning Hans that Nina had apparently lied to him (the father) and that the money that Nina was supposed to be watching was apparently disappearing faster than it should be. I'd say there is at least a slight possibility that Nina's disappearance was Nina's idea. If I were on a jury (and I have been on one), I'd want the prosecution to mount a stronger case than this before I cast my vote to sentence somebody for murder.

But then, who knows? Maybe the prosecution has stronger evidence than what was presented in the article.

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RE: OK, what am I missing?
by jerryn on Fri 29th Jun 2007 19:53 in reply to "OK, what am I missing?"
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yeah.. that was 1 of my theories. the money went missing because nina could have been putting it away for a trip back to her homeland. She was smart... maybe she cut her finger left blood in the car, and took the passenger seat. Just a stretch but man if she really hated hans.. then she could have set this up.

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