Linux guru found guilty of murder
We wrote about Hans Reiser some months ago. At the time, the author of the Reiser filesystem was on trial for the death of his wife in late 2006. Yesterday, a California jury found Reiser guilty of first degree murder. Reiser was separated from wife Nina Reiser and engaged in a custody battle for their two children at the time of her disappearance in late 2006. Her body has never been found.
Although subsequently replaced in most cases by the EXT3 filesystem on most Linux systems, ReiserFS was one of the first filesystems used in Linux and is still incorporated in the Linux kernel. The Reiser4 open source project, the successor to ReiserFS also conceived by Hans Reiser, continues to be developed and supported by a group of open source programmers. The fate of Reiser4 is now uncertain with the pending sentencing of Resier.