Short bio: Computer Scientist, FOSS supporter (read more)
Tux Machines (TM)-specific
Slackware Linux 1.0 was first released 19 years ago in form of 24 floppy disks by Patrick Volkerding while he was stil a student in Minnesota State University Moorhead.
It's now considered as one of the oldest Linux distribution currently being maintained. Patrick is the BDFL for Slackware Linux throughout the entire project, even though more and more people joined the Slackware Team and contribute to this project.