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 community@debian.org

Process

We've started documenting our processes in the wiki - see /Process.

Delegation

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 do also still accept email sent to antiharassment@debian.org, in case people find that address when searching for us.

Current team members

Name

IRC nick

Pronouns

Delegated?

Steve McIntyre

Sledge

he/him

yes

Jean-Philippe Mengual

texou

he/him

yes

Luke W. Faraone

faraone

they/them

yes

Molly de Blanc

mollydb

she/her

yes

Pierre-Eliott Bécue

peb

he/him

yes

Andy Simpkins

RattusRattus

he/him

yes

Sruthi Chandhan

srud

she/her

yes

Emeritus team 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 community team.

If you desire more privacy, you can send encrypted mail there, using the team's GPG key: 817DAE61E2FE4CA28E1B7762A89C4D0527C4C869

Reports from 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 voilà! It still works!)


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