Jon, I think you didn't miss anything here. It's not the point of LWN.net to dig into private
matters of people. The courts are hopefully doing a good job, and it's their job to make a
murderer pay for his crime, even if that clearly can't restore that life that supposedly was
LWN readers know about the tragedy and can deal in their way with what that means for humanity
- as a piece of special-interst media, I think it's important for LWN.net to keep focus on
that interest, and you did a good job on shedding the light on those things, IMHO.
General media probably fulfills the job to look at the general impact of this.
And unfortunately, nothing tells us that high-profile open source developers cannot commit
such bad crimes in their personal lives. Even if it' sometimes hard to believe, we're still
humans, and as with all of humanity, there are some of us who might lose control and show the
worst of all sides humans can show. Let's hope those cases will stay very few over the years.