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

'''Website :''' http://lists.yukidoke.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/debian-nyc-soc
'''Group Email Address:''' debian-nyc@vireo.org

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


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.

Note: The kwiki tables were huge and unmanageable for this so I've chosen the template below instead. Let's build the list here and then talk about moving it to www.debian.org or somewhere more appropriate.


Hong Kong

Group Email Address:

Website: http://debian.org.hk

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


Group Email Address: debianindia@yahoogroups.com

Website : http://fci.wikia.com/wiki/Debian

Contact: Praveen A <pravi dot a at gmail dot com>

Description: Encouraging more Indian contribution to debian. Organises annual Debian Developers Conference.


Location: Japan

Group Email Address: board@debian.or.jp

Website : http://www.debian.or.jp/

Contact: Debian JP Board <board@debian.or.jp>, Junichi Uekawa <dancer@debian.org>

Description: Coordination of l10n task force, organization of local meetings, beer/keysigning parties.

Geolocation: 35.6 N 139.7 E


Location: Taiwan

Group Email Address: members@debian.org.tw

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

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

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).




Location: Melbourne, VIC, AU

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

Contact: Daniel Stone <daniels@debian.org>

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

Geolocation: 37.817 S 144.967 E


Location: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Group Email Address: c/ debian-au@lists.linux.org.au

Website : http://debian.slug.org.au/

Contact: debian <at> slug.org.au (Craige ?McWhirter, Robert Collins, Matt Hope)

Description: Active Debian Group, with monthly meetings. See website for whats coming up.

Geolocation: 33.883 S 151.217 E



Location: Vienna, Austria

Group Email Address: debienna@rerun.lefant.net

Website : http://debienna.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



Location: Berlin, Germany, Europe

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

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


Location: Hamburg, Germany

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

Contact: dug-hh@gnu-forum.de

Description: to be written

Geolocation: 53.550 N 10.000 E


Location: Munich, Germany

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

IRC Channel: #debian-muc on irc.debian.org

Wiki Page: LocalGroups/DebianMuc

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


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

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

Geolocation: 44.483 N 11.333 E


Location: Zurich, Switzerland

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

Contact: Martin F. Krafft <madduck@debian.org> (wiki page: ["madduck"])

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

Location: The Netherlands

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

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


Location: United Kingdom/Great Britain/'England'

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

Website : None

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

Location: Earth

Group Email Address: thug@gnu.org

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

Location: University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

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

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

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


Location: Mexico D.F., México

Group Email Address: debianmexico@red-libre.org

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

Description: Mexican Debian users group

Geolocation: 19.400 N 99.150 W


CA - Los Angeles, San Diego

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).

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

Location: CA, US (San Francisco Bay area)

Group Email Address: bad@bad.debian.net

Website : http://bad.debian.net


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

Location: Washington, DC, US

Group Email Address: area-washington-dc@teams.debian.net ([http://teams.debian.net/#sub-unsub subscription directions])

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

Location: Boston, MA, US

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

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


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

Location: New York City, USA

Group Email Address: debian-nyc@vireo.org

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

Contact: Benjamin Mako Hill <mako@debian.org>

Description: 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

PA - Philadelphia

Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA

Group Email Address: pads@list.LinuxForce.net

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

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

Location: Seattle

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

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

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

South America


Location: Brazil

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

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

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.

Geolocation: ??

South America / Brasil

Location: Fortaleza, Ceará

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

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

Contact: Eder L. Marques ( frolic at debian-ce.org )

Description: Ceará Debian Users Group - Brasil since 2002

Geolocation: ??


Location: Colombia

Group Email Address: general@listas.debiancolombia.org

IRC Channel: #debian-co on irc.debian.org

Wiki Page: http://www.debiancolombia.org


South America / Peru

Location: Lima, Peru

Group Email Address: debian@listas.apesol.org

Website: http://www.debianperu.org

Mailing list: http://listas.apesol.org/mailman/listinfo/debian

IRC Channel: #debian-peru at irc.debian.org

Contact: Rudy Godoy <rudy at 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


Location: Uruguay

Group Email Address: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

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

IRC Channel : #debian-uy in irc.debian.org

Contact: debianuy-usuarios@debianuruguay.org

Description: Uruguay Debian users/developers group


Location: Caracas, Venezuela

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

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

IRC Channel : #debian-ve in irc.debian.org

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.

Geolocation: 10.500 N 66.917 W

More information: in DebianVenezuela

Note: Copy everything below this line as a template for adding a new group to this page and make sure to place it under the correct section.

Template Group Name

By Continent / Nation

Location: Template Group Location

Group Email Address: Template Group Email Address

Website : Template Web URL

Contact: Template Contact Name

Description: Template Description

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