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FoundedJanuary 1, 2004 (2004-01-01)
FounderHans Reiser
HeadquartersOakland, California
ProductsFile systems (No longer available)

Namesys was a California corporation responsible for the design and implementation of the ReiserFS and Reiser4 filesystems.[1] 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. Archived from the original on April 1, 2001. Retrieved 2010-01-25.
  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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