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Old 04-18-2012, 12:42 PM   #1
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Idle speculation: who will eventually take over Slackware?


Sole proprietorships don't last forever. The proprietors retire, sell, or pass the business onto their heirs.

In almost every industry other than the Linux distribution industry, it's also common for small businesses with strong brands and loyal customers to be sold to larger ones.

Who do you see eventually taking over ownership of Slackware's brand and businesses? Or do you think it will be retired when Pat retires?

(And has there already been a thread about this?)

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:04 PM   #2
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There will be no retirement. Pat will live forever.
 
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:06 PM   #3
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There was a similar thread about a year ago: When Pat gives up Slackware...
 
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:39 PM   #4
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Seems like I recall seeing a picture of a P. Volkerding offspring about 6 years old with a RAID assembly.

Sounds like a prime candidate to me.
 
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:42 PM   #5
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Seems like I recall seeing a picture of a P. Volkerding offspring about 6 years old with a RAID assembly.
I haven't seen that. Could you please post a link?
 
Old 04-18-2012, 02:53 PM   #6
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I haven't seen that. Could you please post a link?
I believe it was on google+ or either a PV personal? site.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 02:59 PM   #7
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I don't think Pat really will retire. I really think he will do this until the last day he is on earth. After that, I think Eric would be a prime candidate, if everything is ok with him that is.
 
Old 04-18-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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Benevolent Dictator for Life sounds like it's...oh maybe...for Life? ^.^
 
Old 04-18-2012, 04:08 PM   #9
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(Any of)The rest of the maintainers(?)
 
Old 04-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #10
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I do not understand the purpose of this thread. Slackware being a trademark registered by Patrick Volkerding, only him can decide what to do with the ownership of Slackware's brand and businesses.

Anyhow I am not among the people, if any, that are eager to give him public advises on that matter
 
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:22 AM   #11
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Whats the problem? I think there will be other people creating packages for us.

We are already building a lot of them ourselves and Slackware has a stable base that can be improved by talented minds from all over the world.

Why should it die? Ubuntu doesn't die, when Mark Shuttleworth gives up (sadly ).
 
Old 04-20-2012, 02:09 AM   #12
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Well... since I'm planning on taking over the entire universe anyway I guess I'll inherit Slackware along with it...

..oo00 ( hmm... Gads! it's 2012 already! I only have a few months left. )
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:33 AM   #13
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Oh....

I think nobody knows that Mr. Volkerding is developing an advanced AI that will continue developing Slackware when he retires ... Doh!!! i revealed the secret !! :P
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #14
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Don't you think that "idle speculation" has caused enough damage in the last couple of days?
 
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:26 AM   #15
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Don't you think that "idle speculation" has caused enough damage in the last couple of days?
Yeah, agreed.
 
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