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1 April 2004 - Slackware Founder announces retirement!!!
In a press statement today Founder and sole developer of the Slackware Linux operating system "Patrick Volkerding", announced his retirement. "Volkerding" states that the next release of Slackware (codenamed "Porch swing") will in fact be the last. Unfortunately the highly anticipated Linux 2.6 kernel based release, previously codenamed "Terrapin station" has been cancelled. When we asked "Patrick" why he was giving up he replied:
In these days of flashy installers and dependancy checking, nobody seems to want a simple reliable system that just works..." "I Need A Miracle!" or perhaps some "Young Blood" to take over this "Masterpiece" but I still feel "She Belongs To Me". "Even so" "Me & My Uncle" will be "Playin' In The Band"...
Yes, it seems that "Volkerding" is taking up a career in music, and is about to start touring with a band called "Banjo Bob and the X-men". Apparently this is a 6 piece banjo band that wear spandex pyjamas and do Greatful Dead covers.
Meanwhile the future of Slackware may be left out in "The Cold Rain And Snow".
Maybe we all need to send him an email telling him how much we NEED slackware.
I think alot of people wonder what will happen to slackware if Patrick ever DOES retire. I'm sure it will live on, as it has a dedicated following. But not without problems I think. History shows everytime that when a strong leader goes away, the infight starts and it ends up in seperate groups.