Now, some might accuse me of being a bit tabloid or exploitive with this blog post but… come on!
Hans Reiser, well known developer of ReiserFS (well, at least to the tech world), a Linux file system, told authorities yesterday where the body of his wife, Nina Reiser, lays.
It is amazing how a life can turn from creative genius to fallen former star and convicted murderer and almost immediately his life’s’ work falls simultaneously.
As seen on ARS Technica:
“The disclosure of the corpse’s location puts an end to the rather sordid saga of Nina Reiser’s untimely death. Meanwhile, Hans Reiser’s filesystem, which was once widely used on the Linux platform, is rapidly fading into obscurity. The last few distributions that used ReiserFS 2 by default have moved on to the more common Ext3 filesystem for various technical reasons, and Reiser was unable to secure approval for streamlining the new version of his filesystem into the Linux kernel prior to his arrest.”
You can read the rest of this tragic story here.