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Linux.com: Reiser Filesystem Development to Continue

Oct 12, 2006, 12:45 (5 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)

"Hans Reiser, the developer of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems, has been arrested in Oakland, California as a suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife Nina Reiser. As the news of his arrest spreads in the free and open software communities, a growing concern is the effect that the case might have on Namesys, Hans Reiser's company, as well as the future of his filesystem work.

"Hans Reiser is best known as the lead developer of ReiserFS and Reiser4, two journalled filesystems whose merits are frequently praised and disparaged. Hans Reiser is also known for his struggle to have Reiser4 included in the kernel, and his outspokenness over the delays in reaching his goal. Both filesystems are developed by Namesys, a small company whose work has been sponsored by Linspire and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)..."

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