History: Anonymity Tools Packaging Team & OTR Team

This team was previously the Anonymity Tools Packaging Team and the OTR Team.

There are still some packages using those as a maintainer addresses but we are slowly migrating all of them to the Privacy Maintainers Team.

All technical information is valid for all three teams.

Anonymity Tools packaging team

OTR packaging team

We are now: Debian Privacy Tools Maintainers

This packaging team takes care of privacy and anonymity related packages.


Interacting with the team

Get involved


We invite all maintainers of privacy & anonymity related packages to join the team!

Joining the team is not done by joining the alioth project (technically you can do this, but it's rather pointless), but rather by putting the pkg-privacy-maintainers mailing list (pkg-privacy-maintainers@lists.alioth.debian.org) into the "Maintainer:" field of your package (and yourself and other people into the "Uploaders:" field) and subscribing to our mailing list.

There is also a mailing list which receives commits related to these packages: pkg-privacy-commits@lists.alioth.debian.org // http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-privacy-commits


Help squash bugs

Have a look at the bug tracker if you want to help squash bugs from various projects. If you would like to do this long-term, we encourage you to subscribe to the mailing-list.

Bug Triagers

Triaging bugs is welcome!


Reporting bugs

We like to fix bugs in anonymity software. If it's not Debian specific, we'll forward it to upstream. An example of a bug email can be found below.

  To: submit@bugs.debian.org
  From: diligent@testing.linux.org
  Subject: Cannot launch the Tor Browser

  Package: torbrowser-launcher
  Version: 0.1.0-1.2
  Severity: serious

  There is some sort of error with twisted preventing the version check
  information from being downloaded, which in turn prevents the Tor
  Browser from starting at all.

  Here is my output:

  I am using Debian GNU/Linux 7, Kernel: Linux 3.14-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores).

Tools and processes