chris lamb, lamby, debian I have been nothing but scrupulous and gentlemanly with regards to your personal privacy.... Chris Lamb, Debian Project Leader 2017-2019
One general wish -- which I agreed with -- from Debian was to better share information about people... Matthias Kirschner, FSFE President

Reflections on how volunteers feel in Debian

Sven Luther, Lucy Wayland & Debian's toxic culture

We share another snippet of the Debian WIPO conspiracy today. The complaint singles out the blog post Coroner's Report: Lucy Wayland & Debian Abuse Culture and tries to repudiate it with the comments: alleging that Debian’s Molly de Blanc’s and ...

Ian Jackson & Debian reject mediation

Most of the attention on DebConf19 has been about the intern scandals. Behind the scenes, the anti-harassment gulag organized a Birds of a Feather (BoF) meeting to talk about their sinister work. There is a video available. This was not long af...

Overpaid lawyer & Debian miss WIPO deadline

Debian gangsters promise to continue their vendetta despite missing WIPO's deadline. We have all seen those horrendously long discussion threads that take place in Debian from time to time. We wonder if the Debian trademark team, Brian Gupta and...

Sexism processing travel reimbursement

According to the DebConf travel funding rules, volunteers need to buy their own tickets and then wait for a reimbursement to come later. For DebConf18 (Taiwan) and DebConf19 (Brazil), some of the Albanian women asked to have the tickets purchased...

Brian Gupta & Debian: WIPO claim botched, suspended

WIPO has finally responded to the Debian vendetta, informing the overpaid lawyers at Charles Fussell (parody site) that their claim didn't even reach first base. We believe but can't prove that the lawyers have now gone back to the Debian leader,...

Girlfriends, Sex, Prostitution & Debian at DebConf22, Prizren, Kosovo

When the Formula One grand prix went to Hungary, they faced a big problem: prostitution was illegal. This is a challenge for events with a predominantly male audience. Hungary changed their laws and even constructed Erotik Camping zones for dive...

Taowa Munene-Tardif (Rosetwig) & Debian trademark, libel, wasting money

Debian appears to be wasting money on a trademark case that is doomed to legal failure. One member of the trademark team, Felix Lechner, has resigned in disgust. Therefore, who is advancing this vendetta? The remaining two members of the trad...

Meike Reichle & Debian Dating

Is there dating in Debian? Meike Reichle admits she met her husband, Alexander "Tolimar" Reichle-Schmehl, through Debian. Reichle was part of the Debian Press Team, the propaganda hit squad that has been spreading rumors about people for years....

Jonathan Cohen, Charles Fussell & Debian embezzlement

On 19 April the Debian Community News Team published more evidence of the proximity of Israeli intelligence to Debian. Less than a week later and a greedy lawyer, Jonathan Cohen, a partner at Charles Fussell in London, has started formally harass...

Lior Kaplan, Mossad & Debian

We recently had discussions about Debian making an anti-Russian statement. How can Debian Developers be credible about Ukraine if we don't support Palestine? DebConf decided to go to Israel, it has been pushed back until 2024 due to the pandemic...

Alexander Wirt, Bucha executions & Debian political prisoners

When we heard the news about the Bucha massacre this week, civilians bound with cable ties, executed and dumped in mass graves, we couldn't help thinking about the sinister tactics Debian uses to silence dissent. On 5 September 2014, Don Armstron...

DebConf22 Kosovo segregation of women exposed

DebConf22 call for papers is now open. Accommodation plans have been published. We are alarmed to see that segregation will be in force. It makes poor doors look respectable. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of Debian Developers are male. These are...

Maria Glukhova, Dmitry Bogatov & Debian Russia, Google, debian-private leaks

The Free Software Fellowship team has recently blogged about Fedora's relationship with Iran and Russia. Now it is our turn in the Debian Community News Team to look at Debian with the explosive leak of 185 emails from debian-private about the ar...

Coroner's Report: Lucy Wayland & Debian Abuse Culture

As we approach the third anniversary of Lucy Wayland (aardvark)'s death, we want to consider the possibility that Debian contributed to the death. Let us look at the series of events and put the Coroner's report in the correct place in the time...

Albanian women, Brazilian women & Debian Outreachy racism under Chris Lamb

We previously looked at the vast amounts of money spent on travel for Albanian women to come to DebConf19 in Curitiba and many other events. Before DebConf19, Debian tried to organize a warm-up event, MiniDebConf Curitiba in the location that wou...

Ghislaine Maxwell conviction, Silva Arapi, Nafi Shehu, Elio Qoshi & Ubuntu underage girl

Since the arrest, charging, trial and prosecution of Ghislaine Maxwell, many people are holding their breath waiting for a jury to decide whether to make a conviction. Just as many people are holding their breath waiting to see if a juror fails a...

How to get selected for Outreachy internships

Photos contributed by Aigars Mahinovs and Andis Rado. We recently documented the series of encounters linking Chris Lamb with an Albanian woman who received travel grants and a $6,000 Outreachy internship from Debian. Other women may want to app...

The film that predicted DebConf19: Wild Orchid, 1989

The trailer is safe to watch at work. The movie definitely isn't. Within the trailer lasting barely two minutes, we encounter ominous references to the central themes of the DebConf19 Outreachy tindernship scandal: a woman, her first internship ...

Outreachy Tindernships & Debian photo sites

Non-developing Debian Developer Donald Norwood recently spammed a whole bunch of people with accusations about defamation and third party web sites. Norwood has lied, he blames an Australian developer, Daniel Pocock, for the sites. We show the s...

Ana Guerrero Lopez, Aurelien Jarno, EDF, ESA & Debian toxic woman

Electricité de France (EDF) is one of the world's largest nuclear companies. Did you know they employ a toxic woman? The Debian Community News Team releases another exclusive story today. (Related: list of people shamed/expelled by Debian). Tox...

Mark Shuttleworth, Elio Qoshi & Debian/Ubuntu underage girls

The Free Software Fellowship recently published evidence of the Albanian gangmaster and Mozilla Tech Speaker recruiting and/or grooming teenage girls in a hackerspace. In 2019, when Dr Richard Stallman commented privately on the Epstein affair ...

Donald Norwood & Debian spamming users with defamation and dirty politics

Many Debian users received spam from Donald Norwood through the debian-news email list and social media networks this week. Norwood has attacked a developer with over 20 years experience. Looking at Norwood's own profile, we see that he has ...

Karen Sandler, Outreachy & Debian Money in Albania

Photos contributed by Aigars Mahinovs. We found the six Albanian/Kosovan women who received GSoC & Outreachy money, tickets to DebConf and many other events following the former leader around Europe. These are snapshots of their Github activity ...

Ulrike Uhlig & Debian, the $200,000 woman who quit

Debian has been participating in the Outreachy internships, originally called Outreach Program for Women, since 2013 (that is 8 years). In 8 years, only one Outreachy, Ulrike has become a Debian Developer. And she quit. Google Summer of Code ...

Chris Lamb, Boris Johnson & Debian unpaid bills

There has recently been news about pranksters in the UK using the online debt recovery form to successfully obtain a default judgment against Prime Minister Boris Johnson. Johnson's address is well known, he lives at 10 Downing Street. The claim...

Chris Lamb & Debian Outreachy interns, favoritism perceptions

Chris Lamb circulated rumours about other volunteers. The facts suggest that Lamb himself was one of the culprits. There is no evidence of romantic relationships. The concern here is that travel grants from the leader have given some candidates...

Jonathan Carter, Matthew Miller & Debian, Fedora: Community, Cult, Fraud

Matthew Miller, Fedora Project Leader (Red Hat, IBM) has recently written about calling Fedora a Community, where the volunters/developers are "Project Members". Jonathan Carter has been sending emails declaring Debian Developers are "Project...

Jaminy Prabaharan & Debian: the GSoC admin who failed GSoC

In 2016, Jaminy Prabaharan appeared on Debian's list of GSoC students. She does not appear on the list of students who passed. Here is a quote from Jaminy on 7 September 2016: Failing and learning is the best experience ever She couldn't be ...

Pranav Jain & Debian, DebConf, unfair rent boy rumors

In our last blog, we looked at the Ubuntu/Canonical employee Lucas Kanashiro coming into Debian as a mentor and having a relationship with an intern. Out of fairness, we need to look at other relationships too. Back in 2016, Nicolas Dandrimont a...

Lucas Kanashiro & Debian/Canonical/Ubuntu female GSoC intern relationship

Chris Lamb bastardized the Debian keyring in September 2018. All disclosures of private and personal information are a consequence of Lamb's rudeness to volunteers. At least once every week we are reminded about the false accusations against one...

Neil McGovern & Debian: GNOME and Mollygate

Many people will hope Molly de Blanc's departure from GNOME Foundation is the end of the story. It is only the beginning. Here are the facts: de Blanc's old boss was the Executive Director of the FSF, John Sullivan. Sullivan is a Debian Develo...

Jonathan Carter & Debian: fascism hiding in broad daylight

Debian Project Leader (DPL) Jonathan Carter has made the following comments this week: Not true, if someone identifies with fascist doctrine, even if they keep those views off of the project channels, then they are not welcome here, no matter whe...

Kurt Roeckx & Debian, the character assassination equivalent of a lynching

On 24 March 2021, Canonical/Ubuntu employee Steve Langasek formally requested support for a vote to publicly defame Dr Richard Stallman. The Debian Project Secretary, Kurt Roeckx went about processing the request as if nothing was wrong. He has...

debian-private leaker was right

Back in 2019, somebody who appears to be a Debian Developer leaked the first couple of years of debian-private, emails from 1996 and 1997. Traces of the leak linger in the debian-project archives. Replicas are hosted around the Internet, click f...

Paul R. Tagliamonte, the Pentagon and backstabbing Jacob Appelbaum, part B

Here we leak the next evidence of Paul Tagliamonte's backstabbing while he was working for a White House team in the Pentagon. Notice the email is sent at 8:53am on a Friday morning, it appears to be sent during office hours. Please consider the...

Gunnar Wolf & Debian: fascism, anti-semitism and crucifixion

If you are going to crucify somebody, why not do it on Good Friday? In the Christian world, Good Friday is the day we commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus. According to the the Passion of Jesus, Judas betrayed Jesus on Holy Thursday in the week...

Jacob Appelbaum character assassination was pushed from the White House

Many people noticed that blogs seeking a level-headed approach to concerns around FSF were censored from Planet Fedora again this week. Fedora volunteers who want to stay on top of these things may want to consider following WeMakeFedora.org. Th...

Paul Tagliamonte & Debian: White House, Pentagon, USDS and anti-RMS mob ringleader

One of the seconders of the motion to spread defamation about a volunteer with decades of service, Dr Richard Stallman (RMS), is Paul Tagliamonte. From 2015 to 2019, Tagliamonte was an employee at the White House in the US Digital Service. In p...

Molly de Blanc, arrest and prosecution for cyberbullying

For updates Follow Planet Debian Uncensored. , Molly de Blanc has recently started a vile "petition" asking people to harass a volunteer, Richard Stallman. That is not a petition. As the vendetta is all about one person, it is cyberbullying. ...

Nicolas Dandrimont, Pauline (or Maria) Climent-Pommeret & Debian, Outreachy, GSoC Conflict of Interest policy scandals

The Fellowship has recently blogged about FSFE President Matthias Kirschner misusing screengrabs from video calls with interns. We hate to see interns names and photos brought into these disputes. The Debian Project Leader has been asked to cea...

Canonical, Ubuntu & Debian DebConf19 Diversity Girls email

On 8 March 2020, International Women's Day, somebody forged Mark Shuttleworth's email address to distribute or leak the email below. The Debian Project Leader, Sam Hartman, accused another volunteer of distributing it. Eleven months have passed...

Jonathan Wiltshire & Debian, Falsified Harassment claims, Tiger Computing and GCHQ

With the Special Boat Service (SBS), cousins of the SAS, storming a ship in the English channel, we feel it is a good time to finally have a look at another DAM blackmailer and Debian's potential connections to GCHQ. Image synthesized with source...

Sam Hartman & Debian: War crimes and bribes

This week, Techrights noticed the vast increase in Debian travel funding for diversity in 2019. We hear that most of this money went to bring women from Kosovo and Albania to DebConf in Brazil. Most of these women were introduced to Debian by a ...

Daniel Lange & Debian, aggression and hypocrisy in focus

This blog follows up on the earlier report about Daniel Lange, who was accused of aggression but accepted into Debian anyway at almost the same time Jacob Appelbaum was expelled. We quote the following two emails from the debian-private (leaked) ...

Steve Greenland (stevegr) & Debian: a Dead Man Uploading?

In April 2020, we notice that Steve Greenland was removed from the Debian keyring. We went looking for details. Was he expelled, was it political? Was it based on falsified evidence, the way Debian Account Manager Enrico Zini falsified harassm...

Daniel Lange & Debian: DebConf, aggression towards volunteers

We can only wonder, why was this posted to the debian-private (leaked) gossip network and not to LWN? Subject: [Daniel Lange] Do some public considerations for newmaint application, good way to proceed? Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 19:42:26 -0400 From...

Dr Norbert Preining blackmail & Lucy Wayland timeline

2022-01-25 UPDATE: coronor's report is now available. Here is a diagram to help understand the blackmail/shaming period when Lucy Wayland passed away. Debian's blackmailing of Daniel Baumann had finished in August 2018 and Debian began blackmai...

Miriam Ballhausen & Debian Money, DebConf Online, insulting a volunteer at a time of grief

DebConf20 was due to take place in Haifa, Israel this year (a separate controversy about Debian censoring Palestine) but it was moved online due to the pandemic. Therefore, what happens to all the sponsorship money collected in 2020? Let's lo...

Enrico Zini & Debian: falsified harassment claims

A Debian Developer has released emails showing that Enrico Zini, one of the Debian Account Managers, had a significant role to play in exaggerating claims against another volunteer, Jacob Appelbaum. The explosive emails reveal that Zini was secre...

Molly de Blanc & Debian: pushing volunteers boundaries, DebConf orgy

DebConf going online in 2020 doesn't mean we can't have the full experience. Yesterday, we began with the foreplay of plotting defamation with Erinn Clark and today we move on to a full-blown DebConf orgy of hypocrisy. Lunar (Jérémy Bobbio) is o...

Erinn Clark & Debian: Justice or another Open Source vendetta?

In criminology research, between thirty and fifty percent of women surveyed typically indicated they have experienced sexual violence or rape. Experience of the authorities also tells us that on average, over ninety percent of crime reports are t...

Laura Arjona Reina & Debian, Carnival Mafia murders

One of the revelations from the expulsion of Dr Norbert Preining is the role of Laura Arjona Reina (larjona) sending him nasty emails a few days before Christmas. Drawing attention to an email chain like this inevitably encourages other vict...

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...

Donald Trump resigns, releases Non-Platform for 2020 election

Donald Trump's attack on a reporter was remarkably similar to Debian Project Leader (DPL) Sam Hartman's recent attacks on volunteers: Trump has announced he will not contest the 2020 election. Inspired by Sam Hartman's Non-Platform email,...

Codes of Contradiction

Free software organizations are making more and more noise about their Codes of Conduct these days. Do we really understand what they are about? Debian has become a case in point. The Debian Project Leader and sidekicks have spent almost two ye...

Debian, Chris Lamb and a Campaign of Harassment-by-Proxy

One of the law suits to define the age of social media is Herrick v. Grindr LLC. Herrick's ex-boyfriend has created fake profiles impersonating Herrick, inviting arbitrary strangers to visit Herrick at his workplace. The case has been escalated ...

Debian Community News is proud to be independent

If you monitor the Twitter feed of Donald Trump, you will get a lot of information about how he runs the USA but can you trust it? A range of independent news outlets in Washington and the rest of the world provide a more diverse range of opinion...

Censored: Question for Debian Project Leader candidates 2020

This is the question nobody is allowed to ask: Imagine you are DPL. In January, an experienced and respected volunteer writes: You can use my name temporarily while looking for other people to help you in this role... However, I can't officiall...

DPL elections 2020: nomination censored

Many people wondered what all the fuss has been about banning and censoring people from Debian in recent years. The answer? Dirty politics. Nominations for Debian Project Leader were announced on Saturday, 7 March and the next day, outgoing lea...

$5,000 cash bounty for finding the trolls

In July 2018, a volunteer told the Debian Project Leader, Chris Lamb that extraordinary personal circumstances impacted his voluntary role in Debian that year. A few months later, he publicly asked Lamb why there was gossip and Lamb wrote in a pu...

Did Debian turn a Developer into a troll?

In Sam Hartman's latest attack on a volunteer, he makes a series of arguments intended to lead us to the conclusion that a single Debian Developer woke up one day and decided to pursue a new career as an Internet troll. Hartman's claim is bizarr...

Can volunteers sue Debian?

There was a recent discussion on debian-project about lawsuits involving Debian. Pierre-Elliott Bécue has written: But Debian having no legal existence, it can't file Personally, we don't want to encourage anybody to make an un-necessary lawsui...

Debian Coup Explained

We've recently seen hard evidence of Debian's harassment culture, proof that it comes down from above and methods used to silence people who speak up. On Sunday, a Debian Developer took some time out of his weekend and created a new package. Ins...

Is there a Debian Campaign of Harassment?

Harassment is a serious topic and in many civilized places, it is also a crime. Sam Hartman, Debian Project Leader (DPL), has recently referred to a Campaign of Harassment, suggesting that one mysterious person is driving him mad. His comments r...

International Women's Day 2020, Debian's cover-up of harassment, abuse and exploitation

Sunday, March 8 is International Women's Day. The challenges that women face in their professional lives are one of the core themes of the day. In computer science education, approximately thirty percent of students are female. This drops to te...

Outreachy Internship: Examining cult psychology in free, open source software organizations

Many free, open source software organizations have seen increased tension in the last few years due to cult-like phenomena. Volunteers have complained about the oppressive impact of monocultures and groupthink. The Debian Community News team is ...

Does Debian deserve an independent news service?

There has been increased discussion recently about the purpose of Debian Community News. The ultimate goal is to improve Debian, both the operating system and the community, through accurate, independent feedback about leadership decisions. As ...

Who spread false accusations of harassment and abuse?

A number of people in the Debian world have been spreading false accusations of harassment and abuse. These accusations are never accompanied by any evidence. Harassment and abuse have a very clear meaning to most people, for example, sexual abu...

Access an independent, uncensored version of Planet Debian

Please update your bookmarks and RSS subscriptions to use the new links / feeds below. A number of differences of opinion have emerged in the Debian Community recently. People have expressed concern about blogs silently being removed from Planet...

DPL Sam Hartman proves blackmail is alive and well in Debian

Earlier this year, Debian Community News published a step-by-step guide explaining how Debian blackmails volunteers. Rather than seeking reform, Debian's outgoing leader, Sam Hartman, has decided to double-down on the blackmail strategy. On 12...

Does debian-private violate the Debian Social Contract?

There has recently been a lot of attention on the publication of the first years of debian-private at Christmas 2019. There have been many other disclosures in recent times too, for example, the revelations about Cryptie/Amandine Jambert, a CNIL ...

Threats, Violence, Suicide, Palestine and Censorship in Debian

There have been renewed discussions about aggression, violence and suicide messages in Debian recently. In 2018, the Debian Project Leader Chris Lamb started denouncing volunteers. One consequence of Lamb's aggression is that the volunteers have...

Remembering Lucy Wayland

2022-01-25 UPDATE: coronor's report is now available. The Cambridgeshire coroner recently held a final hearing into the death of Debian Contributor Lucy Wayland. Wayland died almost immediately after the Debian 2018 Christmas lynchings. Befo...

Mollamby: the Debian Developer certificate

What is the scandal about the Mollamby Debian Developer Certificate? In March 2018, the script for generating Debian Developer certificates was updated to create certificates for non-uploading Debian Developers. We can see that in the logs of th...

DebConf20: offer to speak in Palestine censored

You can't read this: a [flagged] marker has been added to this post on Hacker News, more evidence of the secretive cabals working behind the scenes to silence discussion about secretive cabals. After a couple of hours the [flagged] marker mysteri...

Nazi rhetoric creeping into Debian

Rhonda D'Vine, a Debian Developer from Austria, recently wrote about actively excluding people from free software projects. At first glance, what D'Vine is proposing amounts to emotional blackmail. This is the psychology of cults: people must sh...

Debian blackmail and Thought Reform Quickstart

Over the past twelve months, concerned developers have spoken out publicly about blackmail in Debian. It has been referred to as analogous to Thought Reform, the brainwashing programs of the totalitarian Chinese communist state and many former ea...

Why is there so much fragmentation and division in Debian?

Many people noticed Debian Developers have started making wholesale leaks of material from debian-private. This finishes off the same year where we saw the death of Lucy Wayland, the cover-up of a controversial $300,000 donation from Google and t...

debian-private archives leaked

On 24 December 2019, Santa Claus appeared on the debian-project mailing list sharing a link to copies of the debian-private archives from 1996 and 1997. It is the second time in 2019 that people have made major leaks from debian-private. The fir...

Mollamby, Conflicts of Interest vs Privacy

As the Mollamby affair has emerged, some people have rushed to defend the privacy of Chris Lamb and Molly de Blanc (Mollamby) or dismissed it as mere innuendo without understanding the ethical issues. What is the difference between innuendo and p...

Leadership and gossip in Debian

On a daily basis now, people ask questions that remind volunteers about the leadership problems in Debian. When we visit free software events or any other free software community, it comes up frequently. It is a horrible situation. When people ...

Giving people credit for their work

One of the essential steps that we take when packaging software for major Linux distributions is finding the names of the copyright holders and ensuring that these are preserved in the final package of the software. Debian even took this a step f...

Codes of Conduct and Hypocrisy

In recent times, there has been increasing attention on all forms of abuse and violence against women. Many types of abuse are hidden from public scrutiny. Yet there is one that is easily visible: the acid attack. Reshma Qureshi, pictured abo...

Google, Money and Censorship in Free Software communities

On 30 June 2019, a Debian Developer sent the email below to the debian-project mailing list. It never appeared. Alexander Wirt (formorer) has tried to justify censoring the mailing list in various ways. Wirt has multiple roles, as both Debian m...

The risks of secret punishments in online communities

While the controversy over the integrity of elections in free software communities is significant, a far more serious issue for all communities right now is the spectre of secret punishments and other practices that involve shaming people. Debian...

How does this help free software?

Have you ever caught somebody in the act, committing an act of character assassination? Most of us simply couldn't imagine writing an email like the example below about a fellow volunteer. Maybe that's why people are fighting tooth and nail to...

What does democracy mean in free software communities?

Yesterday, the message below was posted to the debian-vote mailing list. Censors blocked it. It wasn't received by list subscribers and it isn't visible in the debian-vote list archive. Can you see any possible way that this message violate...

How does Debian handle tragedy?

Debian recently announced the sad passing of Lucy Wayland, giving credit to the various ways she contributed to the project and the well-being of the community. Those of us who visited Cambridge had met Lucy from time to time, her absence will be...

Safety or a fake community?

Back in the heyday of Tony Blair's New Labour, an undercover journalist went to work for the party, producing a goldmine of material for the Dispatches documentary Undercover in New Labour. It tells us a lot about the problems facing large free...