With Namesys founder Hans Reiser [interview] recently arrested as the prime suspect in the disappearance of his estranged wife, a brief thread on the lkml discussed the future of ReiserFS. Alan Cox [interview] pointed out that, "reiserfs is written by a team of people at Namesys, and particularly with reiserfs3 people at SuSE and elsewhere as well."
Alexander Lyamin, listed on the Namesys website as their "hostmaster and sysadmin", noted that the team was "rather shaken and stressed at the moment". He confirmed that ReiserFS 3.6 is currently in maintenance mode, then continued to discuss Reiser4, "we are still going through revisions, thanks to [Andrew Morton]. Chunking out patches, fixing issues and generally cleaning the house." He explained that this was the short term plan, for at least the next 6 months. Regarding the future he noted it depends on the outcome of the trial, "if it goes [the] way we hope it will go. Well... We will do fine. If it goes bad. That is where it becomes tricky. We will try to appoint a proxy to run Namesys business."