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Old 04-08-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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Patrick Volkerding Retiring?


I just read this on the slackfiles.org

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.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 11:56 AM   #2
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ehh... Take a look at the date and tell me what you see?
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:00 PM   #3
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Does one even need to take a look at the date? "Banjo Bob and the X-men"? "[...] a 6 piece banjo band that wear spandex pyjamas and do Greatful Dead covers"? Puh-leeze.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:02 PM   #4
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Re: Patrick Volkerding Retiring?

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Originally posted by datadriven
I just read this on the slackfiles.org

1 April 2004 - Slackware Founder announces retirement!!!

need we say more??? april fools
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:16 PM   #5
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tee hee! funny. it's one of the better ones... just like the WoW's two headed ogre player race.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:35 PM   #6
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DOH!, I was so disturbed by the news that I didn't even notice.
 
Old 04-08-2004, 12:37 PM   #7
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DOH!, I was so disturbed by the news that I didn't even notice.
Yeah, right!
 
Old 04-08-2004, 09:51 PM   #8
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Just be glad that Slackware version 9.2 wasn't released on April 1. Upon starting the install you discover it is Windows 95, Zipslack and the Slackware book included on the second CD, of course.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:05 AM   #9
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*LMAO* I am glad to see the Volkerding has a sense of humor or at least the linuxfiles site does. I hope he doesn't retire, there is still SOOO much more that we all wish to see our beloved slack do.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 12:59 AM   #10
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But it DOES pose an interesting question doesn't it?
 
Old 04-09-2004, 03:54 AM   #11
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Ummm...... NO. It was an April Fool's joke. -- J.W.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:10 AM   #12
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*LMAO* I am glad to see the Volkerding has a sense of humor or at least the linuxfiles site does.
Actually, I believe it was mrgoblin at userlocal who made it up.
 
Old 04-09-2004, 04:30 AM   #13
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J.W. - I think it does.

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.
 
  


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