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 evert on Sun 8th Jun 2008 17:24 UTC in reply to "Comment by Oliver"
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2005-07-06

If you agree with using highways, or building rockets, then you are agreeing with using the heritage of Hitler's Third Reich.

Knowledge, or a filesystem for that matter, must not be valued according to what you think of the originator.

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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by javiercero1 on Sun 8th Jun 2008 21:23 in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
javiercero1 Member since:
2005-11-10

Other people were building rockets before Von Braun, and Germany is not the only country who came up with the concept of multilane driving surfaces.

So what is your point?

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RE[3]: Comment by Oliver
by zima on Mon 9th Jun 2008 00:16 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Oliver"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

The point might be that Nazi Germany did the first working implementation, which either inspired others (highways & Eisenhower) or even became foundation for later works (rockets).

BTW highways - Germans also sort of invented automobiles, without which highways would be pointless ;P (but that's out of scope of Nazi Germans of course ;) )

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RE[3]: Comment by Oliver
by dmantione on Mon 9th Jun 2008 06:18 in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by Oliver"
dmantione Member since:
2005-07-06

If you want another example: Today's electricity safety standards are based on Nazi research how much electricity a human can have for how long.

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RE[2]: Comment by Oliver
by Moredhas on Mon 9th Jun 2008 05:20 in reply to "RE: Comment by Oliver"
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2008-04-10

By that logic, if you backpack across Europe, you agree with the Roman Empire's violent march, and subjugation (or sometimes assimilation) of all cultures in their path, since you'll probably be walking on a Roman Road, or riding a bus on a highway built over a Roman Road. Good can come of almost anything, and to ignore anything good because of it's source is a waste. That can come out as "the ends justify the means", but that's a bit of an oversimplification. Roads weren't Rome's sole intention, they were a means to improve trade and troop transport through conquered regions. "The ends justify the means" would apply to the Pax Romana, or Roman Peace; unifying the known world in peace under the Roman government.

Edited 2008-06-09 05:20 UTC

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