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Geek of the Month: Hans Reiser

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For this April’s “Geek of the Month”, we will give tribute to one of the most controversial free software developer in history. His name is Hans Reiser, and he made headlines just recently.

On April 28, 2008 Hans Reiser was found guilty of first-degree murder after his wife’s disappearance. He faces a sentence of 25 years to life in prison. But who is Hans Reiser? Why is he that important?

To answer those questions, read this concise summary about his life:

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