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: Interesting news...
by Moredhas on Mon 9th Jun 2008 05:00 UTC in reply to "Interesting news..."
Moredhas
Member since:
2008-04-10

What do you expect of technology news sites? This is OS News, linking to Wired, and Hans Reiser's personal life (guilty or not), or the personal life of anyone in the industry, shouldn't be a part of technology news. It may sound callous, but if this were a case about anyone else, we wouldn't care (at least not as much as we do).

If, on the other hand, the story were on a criminal news site (there must be a few, but I don't know of them), then ReiserFS would be totally irrelevant. It would just be a story about a man suspected and convicted, however flimsily, of murdering his wife.

Just my two cents: whether or not he's guilty, having no crime scene, no weapon, and no witness to any actual crime shouldn't have resulted in a conviction.

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RE[2]: Interesting news...
by Ford Prefect on Mon 9th Jun 2008 09:59 in reply to "RE: Interesting news..."
Ford Prefect Member since:
2006-01-16

What you say essentially translates to that "Hans Reiser Offers To Lead Cops to Nina's Body" is totally irrelevant to this website and shouldn't be covered here at all.

About the case: I think I'm with you about the conviction. Still it is not 100% clear to the public how much hard evidence they really had. From what I read from Wired's blog, it should not be enough to convict anyone. Still I trust the jury more than my personal opinion which is only based on journalist's coverage.

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