The Debian Community Team is a group of volunteers working to help make Debian a welcoming place for contributors to collaborate. We're not working alone here - we expect all of Debian's contributors to be part of that. But we're here to help as/when/if things are not working so well.
If you contact us, we promise that we will treat your request with dignity and confidentiality, investigate, and take or propose whatever actions are appropriate.
We also act as a point of contact for Debian event organisers who want guidance when setting up a code of conduct or anti-harassment policy.
Our primary contact method is via the email alias firstname.lastname@example.org
We used to be called the Anti-Harassment team, but we thought that was not a good name to match up with what we hoped to achieve. We still accept email sent to email@example.com, in case people find that address when searching for us.
Steve McIntyre (IRC nick Sledge)
Andy Simpkins (IRC nick RattusRattus)
- Luke Faraone (IRC nick lfaraone)
(There are very loose plans for an official delegation, pending time commitments.)
Thanks to these persons for their previous dedication to this task:
- Molly de Blanc (IRC nick mollydb)
- Martina Ferrari (IRC nick Tina)
- Laura Arjona Reina (IRC nick larjona)
Neil McGovern (IRC nick Maulkin)
- Margarita Manterola (IRC nick marga)
- Patty Langasek (IRC nick harmoney)
- Amaya Rodrigo (IRC nick amaya)
Interacting with the team
Email contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a private email contact that's forwarded to the people in the anti-harassment team.
Reports of the team
"Bits from the Debian Community Team" 2020-01-10.
"Bits from the Debian Anti-harassment team" 2019-06-06.
"Bits from the Debian Anti-harassment team" 2018-12-19.
"Bits from the Debian Anti-harassment team" 2018-11-04.
Note: this section is "work in progress". Some more links will be posted, maybe some deleted to keep the list simple, and hopefully, the content will be organized in topics.
"Non uploading DD process and a couple of tricks that saved my volunteer life" By Francesca Ciceri (Talk at Barcelona Mini DebConf 2014). Particularly, minutes 10:00 to 20:00 are "On Communication" video and slides
Consent - simple as tea (this is also mentioned as "No means no" in Enrico's semi-serious stand-up comedy at DebConf15, min 18:34 to 20:40)
On policies to prevent/deal with harassment:
Adopt a Language of Respect and Equality:
(Most of these readings are targeted at sexism, but just pretend you are reading about ethnic minorities, disabled people, whatever group under-represented in Debian, and voilà! It still works!)