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BeOpen.com: Interview with Hans Reiser of ReiserFS

Jun 05, 2000, 17:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sam Williams)

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"Daily life in modern Russia can be a struggle, especially if you're an entrepreneur trying to get a business off the ground. When Hans Reiser, founder and president of Namesys, sends me an email before our telephone interview, he gives a hint of the usual day-to-day headaches when he outlines the hazards of placing an international call to his Moscow office."

"If the wrong person answers, call again. Russian phone lines are amazingly unreliable in their switching," he writes. "And if the connection is really bad also call again. Connection quality is random per dialing."

"What would lead an American programmer to forsake the hallowed ground of Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area for the harsh winters and Dodge City business environment of turn of the century Moscow? For Reiser, the namesake behind the Reiser File System, or ReiserFS, one of the three main file systems currently vying for standard status in the Linux developer community, the answer is simple: Opportunity."

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