Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 8th Jun 2008 15:53 UTC, submitted by sonic2000gr
Legal The story of Hans Reiser, the eccentric file system programmer, is a tragic one. The author of the ReiserFS was arrested under suspicion of the murder of his wife Nina Reiser in 2006, and was declared guilty in April 2008. Some still placed doubts about the conviction, stating that he might be innocent. It now seems that all doubt has been quelled, since Alameda County District Attorney Thomas Orloff has revealed that Hans Reiser will disclose the location of Nina's body for a reduced sentence.
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RE: Comment by Oliver
by diegocg on Sun 8th Jun 2008 16:48 UTC in reply to "Comment by Oliver"
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Hitler was vegetarian, he hated tobbaco and alcohol and under his government germans were one of the first countries that had laws that protected animals against experimentation, etc. And I don't think people looks at Greenpeace as a nazi organization.

What stops reiser 4 from getting more attention is mainly reiser4 itself, not Hans. Many people didn't like reiser 4 before Nina's dissapearance, many people don't like it now. Compare it with the excitement that other filesystems have generated - like ZFS.

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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by orfanum on Sun 8th Jun 2008 20:52 in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
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Unfortunately, some apparently very respectable academics do make this general comparison (Murray Bookchin, Peter Staudenmaier, Janet Biehl, Frank Uek├Âtter), see:

for a brief list of some of these arguments regarding 'ecofascism'

Thankfully, a more mature debate is emerging:

You pays your money and takes your choice - some researchers see conservationism, deep ecology, etc. and fascism as anti-modern, and hence from the same intellectual mould, others see Nazism here as as the epitome of instrumental rationalism, the technophile essence of which continues to destroy the natural environment.

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