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: Evidence
by sbergman27 on Sun 1st Jul 2007 13:36 UTC in reply to "Evidence"
sbergman27
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2005-07-24

Sorry about your brother.

But if your example is representative of all cases of a person being accused of a crime then 100% of accused people would be found guilty. I don't have the figures. But it is a perfectly testable assertion. And I doubt that the conviction rate of accused individuals is anywhere near 100%.

Anyway, just to keep this sort of on this site's topic of "Exploring The Future Of Computing", here is a link to an article about another interesting filesystem taking shape. The fellow behind it is Chris Mason, the guy who added journalling to Reiser3 several years ago. Whereas Reiser4 has always looked like "just a bunch of hype" to me, btrfs' feature set actually looks useful to me as an administrator:

http://lwn.net/Articles/238923/#Comments

Edited 2007-07-01 13:38

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