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Reiser FS is dead (RIP)

Reiser FS is dead (RIP)
Yesterday, the Open Source community took an emotional hit when veteran Linux programmer Hans Reiser was convicted of first degree murder in the suspicious disappearing of his wife, Nina. While I won’t go into the details of the case, as this has been covered extensively in the press, I would like to talk a little bit about how this verdict will impact the technology in play for file system dominance in our favorite Open Source operating system, Linux.

Suse and Debian use ReiserFS version 3, a stable and proven version of the code that has been sitting mostly fallow for some time, and is maintained with bug and security fixes on a best effort basis.

From the SuSE and Debian perspective, this is an obviously unacceptable state of affairs. The OpenSuSE project has already moved its distribution to use the ext3 file system

Reiser found guilty of first degree murder


Unknown said...

Since it's Free software, it's not dead. Anyone can pick up the code at the last release and adopt it.

That is the best case I can make for Free software. No person dying (or going to jail), no company closing (or just deciding to force an upgrade) will make our software die.

redalert007 said...

Are you serious?
please, all the developers of the Reieserfs are committed to maintain the work on the FS.
That was announced the same day Hans Reiser was convicted.

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