Enquanto aguardamos a saída do Slackware 15, o Patrick publicou a seguinte mensagem no Changelog da versão current, enquanto decorria o maior eclipse lunar do século:
Hey folks, my first order of business here needs to be a huge thank you to
everyone who has donated at https://paypal.me/volkerdi to help keep this
project going. As most of you are already aware by now, the financal situation
here at Slackware HQ has not been great for many years, including not getting
any pay for the last two years and forcing me (and my family) to live very
frugally while I continued to work on the project hoping I’d figure out a way
to actually monitize it by the time that Slackware 15.0 is ready for release.