It's hard to find any mention of other people working on slack officially, except for Pat V. I saw an 'internal note' in a script from Pat to some one, once. If you'll notice in the /bootdisks and /kernels directories, the scripts he uses to maintain them are right there.
All the config files are reused, just insert the new kernel-source and run MAKE_ALL_BOOTDISKS
most who feel they have something to add just make their own Slack-alike distro like me? Wanta join my project, which has recently been selected OS of choice by an non-profit internationl e-learning org? Looking for testers, scripters and 'C' programmers.