Local Debian Groups

Preliminary List

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.

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.


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: Steve ?McIntyre <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.

Debian Berlin

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).

Debian Seattle Social

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.


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.

Debian Zurich

Location: Zurich, Switzerland

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

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...

Debian Munich

Location: Munich, Germany

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

Contact: Martin F. Krafft <madduck@debian.org>

Description: Meets irregularly - usually when people are in town and get in touch with us.

Philadelphia Area Debian Society

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.


Location: Washington, DC, US

Group Email Address: debian-dc@ucko.debian.net (?SmartList)

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

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


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.

Southern California Debian

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

Bay Area Debian

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.

Debian Boston Social

Location: Boston, MA, US

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

Website :



(Greater) Toronto (GNU/)Hurd Users Group

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.

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


Location: Mexico D.F., México

Group Email Address: debianmexico@red-libre.org

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

Description: Mexican Debian users group


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.

Debian Perú

Sud America / Perú

Location: Lima, Perú

Group Email Address: debian@listas.apesol.org

Website : http://listas.apesol.org/mailman/listinfo/debian

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.


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

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