Slackware is the oldest surviving Linux distribution, and the project (while long-lived) still faces challenges. We have written before about problems Slackware's creator, Patrick Volkerding, has run into trying to collect funds from the Slackware store. Slackware fans who wish to support the project can now do so through the Slackware Patreon page. Eric Hameleers, a well known Slackware contributor, has postedconfirmation that the Patreon account is legitimate and run by Patrick Volkerding. "Everybody who wanted to support Slackware after it became clear that the Slackware Store had not been paying Patrick and family for a long time, but was not prepared to create a PayPal account in order to donate money: there is now an alternative. Patreon is a community site where 'Patrons support the creators they love in exchange for exclusive membership benefits'. I don't know whether Pat will do stuff like 'exclusive benefits' considering the fact that he already gives away Slackware Linux for free since 26 years... anyway, he created a page there where you can setup a monthly recurring payment of one dollar or more - whatever you can spare."
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