Some of you may know that Hans Reiser, creator and lead developer of the
ReiserFS file system, has recently been convicted of murdering his
estranged wife. Publications like Wired went into CNN mode, treating it
as a scandal and playing on the human interest angle, and I believe
there are others playing up FUD-dy angles and demeaning open source itself.
Here then, is the absolute best article on the subject, for anyone who
cares about the **technical** impact of this conviction.