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Industry Computing
Fate Suspended
Founded January 1, 2004 (2004-01-01)
Founder Hans Reiser
Headquarters Oakland, California
Products File systems
Website (No longer available)

Namesys was a California corporation responsible for the design and implementation of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems.[1][dead link] It has been inactive since late 2007, and as of 2010, is listed with the State of California with a status of "Suspended". Owned by Hans Reiser, Namesys was based in Oakland, California and also operated in Russia. The company also provided support for Linux systems.

The future of the company fell into doubt after Reiser was found guilty of murder and announced plans to sell the company to pay for his legal defense.[2] Their website has not been accessible since November 2007. Edward Shishkin, a Namesys employee, was quoted in a January 2008 CNET article as saying that "commercial activity of Namesys has stopped".[3]


  1. ^ "Business Search". California Business Portal. November 3, 2006. Retrieved 2010-01-25. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Hans Reiser charged with murder". Wired magazine. June 26, 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-30. 
  3. ^ Shankland, Stephen (January 16, 2008). "Namesys vanishes, but Reiser project lives on". CNet. Retrieved 2008-01-26. 

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