According to this article in the San Francisco Chronicle Hans Reiser pled “not guilty” to the charge of murdering his wife. This isn’t particularly exciting news as all previous indications were that he was going to do so.
However one noteworthy fact from the article is that they are setting up an education fund for his children. Regardless of whether Hans is convicted or not, his children will still be in a bad situation and in need of assistance. While there are plenty of other worthy charities needing donations, if you are considering donating towards a Linux related cause then you might want to consider the children of a kernel coder.