Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 08:21 UTC, submitted by Jason Slack
Legal In October 2006, Hans Reiser, creator of the ReiserFS filesystem, was arrested under the suspicion of the murder of his wife, Nina, who had disappeared off the face of the earth after dropping their two children off at Hans' home. The two were divorced, and fighting a legal battle over ownership of the Namesys company and the custody of their children. Even though the body was never found, he has been declared guilty of first degree murder.
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What a pity
by amaze_9 on Tue 29th Apr 2008 09:42 UTC
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2005-11-12

He is such a talented programmer... it just seems so sad that he would commit such a crime.

That is, if he really is guilty.

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RE: What a pity
by ggeldenhuys on Tue 29th Apr 2008 11:52 in reply to "What a pity"
ggeldenhuys Member since:
2006-11-13

Now lets think positive about this situation and ReiserFS. Simply give the man a computer in jail. Now he has all the time in the world to keep coding on ReiserFS. No excuses! :-)

Edited 2008-04-29 11:58 UTC

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RE[2]: What a pity
by h3rman on Tue 29th Apr 2008 13:28 in reply to "RE: What a pity"
h3rman Member since:
2006-08-09

Now lets think positive about this situation and ReiserFS. Simply give the man a computer in jail. Now he has all the time in the world to keep coding on ReiserFS. No excuses! :-)


Does them give in the great nation them inmates a connection onto the internets? otherwise, he'll be facing himself wit some mightly hacking to get his Code past them prison bars. ;)

That might inspire him to the most.. secure file system ever. ;)

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RE: What a pity
by sbergman27 on Tue 29th Apr 2008 13:49 in reply to "What a pity"
sbergman27 Member since:
2005-07-24

He is such a talented programmer... it just seems so sad that he would commit such a crime. That is, if he really is guilty.

Oh come off it. The fact that he had talent and that so many people bought into Namesys' hype has no bearing or relevance on the matter. He killed his wife or he didn't. Before this, positing that Hans was guilty brought down the wrath of all the Holier-Than-Thou Reiser4 fans who were "outraged" that anyone would have the audacity to look at the facts and speculate that he was guilty... always, indignantly arguing that everyone is considered innocent until proven guilty.

Well, now a jury of his peers has painstakingly considered the evidence in the case and determined that he is, beyond a reasonable doubt, guilty as sin. (And yes, that includes considering even the outlandish possibility that she might have defected to Russia with the kids.) So I would remind the "Innocent until proven guilty" contingent that the guy has now been proven guilty. And having been proven guilty, he should be *considered* guilty. So let's dispense with all this "if he's guilty" crap.

Hans murdered his wife. And no amount of Reiser4 hype, deserved or not, changes that fact a whit. Nor does his relative level of ability as a programmer.

Edited 2008-04-29 14:04 UTC

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RE[2]: What a pity
by Thom_Holwerda on Tue 29th Apr 2008 14:33 in reply to "RE: What a pity"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, now a jury of his peers has painstakingly considered the evidence in the case and determined that he is, beyond a reasonable doubt, guilty as sin.


And what if you're like me, and you consider the jury system to be medieval and immensely error-prone?

I'm not saying the system erred in this specific case (I don't know if he's guilty or not) - I'm just stating that "a jury of his peers found him guilty" doesn't bear a lot of weight for people with scientific objections against the jury system.

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RE[2]: What a pity
by ljgshkg on Tue 29th Apr 2008 14:58 in reply to "RE: What a pity"
ljgshkg Member since:
2008-03-25

It's proven guilty *by those people on court only*. How much you trust their ability and correctness is another thing. Court *prove* something guilty doesn't mean it is really guilty. You have your own judgement.

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RE[2]: What a pity
by Soulbender on Tue 29th Apr 2008 15:30 in reply to "RE: What a pity"
Soulbender Member since:
2005-08-18

Man, I so wish I hadn't already replied in this thread so I could mod you up.

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RE: What a pity
by Priest on Tue 29th Apr 2008 20:40 in reply to "What a pity"
Priest Member since:
2006-05-12

That is like saying you are surprised by Hitler's actions because he was a talented leader.

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