Patrick Volkerding

IRL Name: 
Patrick Volkerding

Patrick Volkerding is a software engineer who was born on October 20, 1966 and is known as the founder and maintainer of Slackware Linux distro. Volkerding is a SubGenius affiliate or member. The use of the word Slack in "Slackware" is a homage to J. R. "Bob" Dobbs: "I'll admit that it was SubGenius inspired. In fact, back in the 2.0 through 3.0 days we used to print a dobbshead on each CD." He enjoys working with Linux, and have had a blast making a complete package like Slackware available and easy enough for beginners to install.


He is the "Slackware Benevolent Dictator for Life."

As of early April 1994 he had been to as many as 75 shows.