Michael Holve (born November 16, 1967 in Huntington, NY) is an American author, photographer, programmer and Linux practitioner.
Holve started one of the earliest Linux websites in 1994 which came to feature one of the first “Quickcam pages” broadcasting a still image every few minutes automatically to a website, it was one of the first instances of what would later be called “lifecasting” – showing the world Holve’s daily life. The Connectix Quickcam was new at the time, offering only a low resolution black and white image – and getting it to work with Linux was often a challenge. In an effort to ease adoption of this new technology, Holve wrote a HOW-TO on the subject and distributed shell scripts to handle the task in the public domain. The feature was quite popular, attracting thousands of daily visitors from around the world.