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Local Debian Groups

Feel free to add any group to this list that deals mostly or primarily with Debian. If you have doubts, add it anyway and do as good a job in the description as you can. Please keep this page organized like it currently is - by continent, country, state/region/province (if applicable), then city, all sorted alphabetically.


Hong Kong

  • Debian HK

    • Location:

    • Group Email Address:

    • Website: http://debian.org.hk

    • Wiki:

    • IRC Channel:

    • Contact: info@debian.org.hk

    • Description: Unite all Debian users in Hong Kong, dominate the Greater China Linux market, conquer all servers in the world!

    • Geolocation: 22.304 N 114.180 E




  • Debian.Org.Tw

    • Location: Taiwan

    • Group Email Address: members@debian.org.tw

    • Website: http://www.debian.org.tw

    • Wiki: http://wiki.debian.org.tw/

    • IRC Channel:

    • Contact: Debian.Org.Tw Members members@debian.org.tw, Andrew Lee andrew@linux.org.tw

    • Description: Localisation efforts of various kinds of local languages in Taiwan. Meets on the Debian Birthday Party and TWDebCamp. For information in Chinese, see the web sites above. English speaking Debian users in Taiwan are welcome to contact us (we read Chinese/English/German) by the Group Email Address. Or may contact AugustinMa (leave a message on his user page).

    • Geolocation:




  • Debian-melb

    • Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

    • Group Email Address: debian-melb@taz.net.au

    • Website:

    • Wiki:

    • IRC Channel:

    • Contact: Daniel Stone daniels@debian.org

    • Description: Meets very irregularly - usually just when people are in town.

    • Geolocation: 37.817 S 144.967 E

  • Debian Slug AU



Continent / Nation

Location: Vienna, Austria

Group Email Address: debienna@rerun.lefant.net

Website: http://debienna.at/


IRC Channel: #debian.or.at

Contact: debienna@rerun.lefant.net

Description: meets every Thursday in Vienna (at the hype Museumsquartier). If you are close drop by - see linked wiki for details.

Geolocation: 48.200 N 16.367 W


Continent / Nation

Location: Minsk, Republic of Belarus

Group Email Address:

Website: http://debian-by.org


IRC Channel: #debian-by on irc.debian.org (OFTC)

Mailing list: <debian DASH dug DASH by AT SPAMFREE lsits DOT debian DOT org>

Description: We organize DebBeer`s, Release Parties, Meetings and Debian Birthday Parties (Debian Day) in Belarus. Our goal to gathering Debian contributors in Belarus.



Continent / Nation

Location: Berlin, Germany, Europe

Group Email Address: buug-l@buug.de (not exclusively Debian, but the Berlin DDs hang around here!)



IRC Channel:

Contact: buug-l@buug.de (not exclusively Debian, but the Berlin DDs hang around here!)

Description: Meets every last Friday of an odd-numbered month at various locations (e.g. the "Max & Moritz", Oranienstr. 162, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg)

Geolocation: 52.517 N 13.400 E


Continent / Nation

Location: Hamburg, Germany

Group Email Address: dug-hh@gnu-forum.de



IRC Channel:

Contact: dug-hh@gnu-forum.de

Description: to be written

Geolocation: 53.550 N 10.000 E


Continent / Nation

Location: Munich, Germany

Group Email Address: area-muc@teams.debian.net


Wiki: LocalGroups/DebianMuc

IRC Channel: #debian-muc

Contact: Michael Ablassmeier <abi@debian.org>

Description: Meets roughly monthly - or when people are in town and get in touch with us.

Geolocation: 48.150 N 11.583 E


Continent / Nation

The Secret "Fetch Every DD Passing Thru Bologna and Take 'em To Dinner" Group

Location: Bologna, Italy

Group Email Address: None. But we track debian-private@lists.debian.org and debian-italian@lists.debian.org



IRC Channel: #debian-it


Description: Thou Shalt Not Pass For Bologna Without Gaining An Extra Kilo

Geolocation: 44.483 N 11.333 E


Continent / Nation

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

Group Email Address: debian-unizh@lists.madduck.net



IRC Channel:

Contact: Martin F. Krafft madduck@debian.org

Description: Meets irregularly - usually when people are in town and get in touch with us. Mailing list is set up to be a support forum. Don't be distracted by -unizh... it started out at the university, but it's moved to the city and beyond. I just haven't had time to update...

Geolocation: 47.367 N 8.550 E

The Netherlands

Continent / Nation

Location: The Netherlands

Group Email Address: debian-events-nl@lists.debian.org



IRC Channel: #debian-nl

Contact: Just use the list

Description: Discussion list, mainly used to announce keysigning party's once some non-dutch developer visits the Netherlands.

Geolocation: 52.350 N 4.917 E


Continent / Nation

Location: United Kingdom/Great Britain/'England'

Group Email Address: debian-uk@chiark.greenend.org.uk



IRC Channel: #debian-uk

Contact: The list. Insofar as anyone is in charge: SteveMcIntyre <93sam@debian.org>

Description: Debian developers and hangers-on in the UK. Meets and exhibitions are organised through this list. By far the largest concentration is in Cambridge so most physical meets happen there, several times a year. Meets in London are quite common, especially when visitors are passing through.

Geolocation: 51.517 N 0.105 W (London) 52.205 N 0.144 E (Cambridge)

North America


(Greater) Toronto

Continent / Nation


Group Email Address: thug@gnu.org

Website: http://www.nongnu.org/thug/


IRC Channel: #thug


Description: We are currently a small group that is growing nicely. We meet every couple months in a convenient location, usually the University of Waterloo. Our current leaders are all Debian developers and GNU Hurd enthusiats.

Geolocation: 33.000 S 151.600 E

Waterloo, Ontario

Continent / Nation

Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Group Email Address: uw-dig@uw-dig.uwaterloo.ca

Website: http://uw-dig.uwaterloo.ca


IRC Channel:


Description: The University of Waterloo Debian Interest Group is a group of Debianers who meet monthly to learn from each other and discuss the current projects the group has going.

Geolocation: 43.467 N 80.533 W


Continent / Nation

Location: Mexico D.F., México

Group Email Address: debianmexico@red-libre.org

Website: http://www.debianmexico.org/


IRC Channel: #debian-mx


Description: Mexican Debian users group

Geolocation: 19.400 N 99.150 W


CA - Los Angeles, San Diego

Continent / Nation

Location: CA, US (Los Angeles, San Diego)

Group Email Address: scd@scd.debian.net

Website: http://scd.debian.net/ (If you receive a 403 error, please contact Blars Blarson <blarson@blars.org>. He will be more than happy to explain to you why you are not able to access this web site).


IRC Channel:

Contact: Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org>

Description: The usual low-traffic mailing list, irregular meetings, key signing

Geolocation: 32.715 N 117.156 W

CA - San Francisco Bay Area

Continent / Nation

Location: CA, US (San Francisco Bay area)

Group Email Address: bad@bad.debian.net

Website: http://bad.debian.net


IRC Channel:


Description: A loose collection of over 100 Debian developers and enthusiasts. Currently has get-togethers on the second Wednesday of most months.

Geolocation: 37.775 N 122.418 W

DC - Washington

Continent / Nation

Location: Washington, DC, US

Group Email Address: area-washington-dc@teams.debian.net (subscription directions)



IRC Channel:

Contact: Aaron M. Ucko <ucko@debian.org>

Description: A dozen or so Debianers (mostly but not exclusively DDs) who meet irregularly (usually by request).

Geolocation: 38.895 N 77.037 W

MA - Boston

Continent / Nation

Location: Boston, MA, US

Group Email Address: debian-boston-soc@meepzorp.org

Website: http://www.meepzorp.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-boston-soc


IRC Channel:


Description: Informal group of Boston/Cambridge-area locals who meet somewhat frequently and for notable occasions like release parties or when other Debian-related folks come to town. The list is mostly pretty low-traffic, and not everything is announced there, so please be sure to introduce yourself if you'd like to stay on top of events.

Geolocation: 42.358 N 71.060 W

NY - New York

Continent / Nation

Location: New York City, USA

Group Email Address: debian-nyc@vireo.org

Website: http://vireo.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/debiannyc


IRC Channel: #debian-nyc

Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill mako@debian.org

Description: Mailing list We get together to celebrate noteable events for Debian and sometimes Ubuntu or when people come to town looking for Debian signatures or who are of interest to other Debian folks. We meet roughly once every month or two. Usually over Belgian beer.

Geolocation: 40.714 N 74.006 W

OR - Portland

Location: Portland, OR, USA

Group Email Address: debian-portland-soc@pdx.debian.net

Website: http://pdx.debian.net/mailman/listinfo/debian-portland-soc


IRC Channel:

Contact: Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org>

Description: Mailing list Local group of Debian folks who get together about once a month for beer and the occasional hackfest. If you're in the area, drop us a note!

PA - Philadelphia

Continent / Nation

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Group Email Address: pads@list.LinuxForce.net

Website: http://www.LinuxForce.net/pads


IRC Channel:

Contact: Chris Fearnley <cjf@LinuxForce.net>

Description: The Philadelphia Area Debian Society (PADS) was founded in May 1999 by Chris Fearnley to organize a working group of users and developers for improving Debian GNU/Linux based distributions (e.g., Libranet, Knoppix, etc. and our understanding of them).

Geolocation: 39.952 N 75.164 W

WA - Seattle

Continent / Nation

Location: Seattle

Group Email Address: debian-seattle-soc@lists.yukidoke.org

Website: http://lists.yukidoke.org/mailman/listinfo/debian-seattle-soc


IRC Channel:

Contact: Benj. Mako Hill mako@debian.org

Description: Low-traffic mailing list of folks that meet irregularly for keysigning, lunches, the odd bug squash, and to coordinate when some Debianer comes to town.

Geolocation: 47.606 N 122.331 W

Central America

El Salvador

Continent / Nation

Location: El Salvador, San Salvador

Group Email Address: debian-sv@listas.debian.org.sv



IRC Channel: #debian-sv

Contact: René Mayorga rmayorga@debian.org

Website: http://sv.debian.net

Description: We only get together on demand, mostly supporting local GNU/Linux related meetings


South America


Continent / Nation


Group Email Address: info@ar-debian.org

Website: http://ar-debian.org


IRC Channel: #debian-ar

Contact: Fabian Portantier fabian@portantier.com




Continent / Nation

Location: Brazil

Group Email Address: debian-br@listas.cipsga.org.br

Website: http://www.debian-br.org/


IRC Channel: #debian-br


Description: Debian-BR is a project created by Brazilians with the goal of making Debian easier and more accessible to local users, trying to coordinate mainly translation efforts and its "sub-divisions", a different user group for each state, so that very well localized efforts to promote Debian are possible.



South America / Brasil

Location: Fortaleza, Ceará

Group Email Address: debian-ce@listas.cipsga.org.br

Website: http://www.debian-ce.org/


IRC Channel:

Contact: Eder L. Marques frolic@debian-ce.org

Description: Ceará Debian Users Group - Brasil since 2002



Continent / Nation

Location: Colombia

Group Email Address: general@listas.debiancolombia.org

Website: http://www.debiancolombia.org/

Wiki: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianColombia

IRC Channel: #debian-co





South America / Peru

Location: Lima, Peru

Group Email Address: debian@listas.apesol.org

Website: http://www.debianperu.org


IRC Channel: #debian-peru

Contact: Rudy Godoy rudy@apesol.org.pe

Description: Debian Perú is a user group which intents to promote the use, deployment and development of Debian in Perú and also help Debian trough involment into the project activities, specially l10n, documentation (spanish), packaging and trying to help to kill bugs. Also to meet other Debian fellows to share a beer and talk about world domination.

Geolocation: 12.050 N -77.050 W


Continent / Nation

Location: Uruguay

Group Email Address: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

Website: http://www.debianuruguay.org/


IRC Channel: #debian-uy

Contact: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

Description: Uruguay Debian users/developers group



Continent / Nation

Location: Caracas, Venezuela

Group Email Address: debian-ve@solve.net.ve

Website: http://www.debian.org.ve/


IRC Channel: #debian-ve

Contact: debian-ve@solve.net.ve

Description: Venezuelan organization gathering all the resources for local developers, maintainers and translators willing to participate in the Debian project. Also provides support for local users in spanish. Fully integrated into DebianLatinoamerica initiative. DebianVenezuela

Geolocation: 10.500 N 66.917 W


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Template Group Name

Continent / Nation

Location: Template Group Location

Group Email Address: Template Group Email Address

Website: Template Web URL

Wiki: Template Wiki URL

IRC Channel: Template IRC Channel URL (Example: #debian)

Contact: Template Contact Name

Description: Template Description

Geolocation: Latitude/Longitude if applicable, can be queried at http://www.heavens-above.com/

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