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Debian, Chris Lamb, NXIVM sex cult prosecution

There have been many observations about the particularly sinister blackmailing of volunteers in Debian. It is notable that this took place at the time that a volunteer died, when another volunteer had lost a family member and by an even more biza...

Why has Debian been gripped by vendettas?

Debian Community News and the Uncensored Debian Planet site (follow the RSS feed if you want all sides of the story) have cast a new light on uncomfortable truths about the way free software is produced. As people dig deeper, they are surprised t...

Google, Microsoft & Debian

There has recently been news about money from Google and Microsoft corrupting the FSFE. Has it also touched Debian? In May 2006, there was a discussion on debian-project asking Debian Developers not to redirect their debian-private emails into G...

The Daniel Baumann experiment: blackmail, expulsion, humiliation, shaming and servitude

Editor's note: we regret that Debian has taken this direction. The Debian Social Contract, point 3, calls upon us to be transparent about the way Debian treats volunteers. On 8 March 2013, Joerg Jaspert started an experiment in shaming and contr...