Community Team

Task description

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.

We are the correct people to contact when members of the Debian community want to inform somebody about violations of the Debian Code of Conduct or the DebConf Code of Conduct.

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

Name change

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, in case people find that address when searching for us.

Usual roles

(There are very loose plans for an official delegation, pending time commitments.)

Emeritus members

Thanks to these persons for their previous dedication to this task:

Interacting with the team

This is a private email contact that's forwarded to the people in the anti-harassment team.

Reports of the team

Further info

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.

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 voilĂ ! It still works!)