Dashamir Hoxha & Debian harassment


Thanks to the WIPO legal dossier, we now have more evidence of the source of harassment in Debian.

We previously reported on a Google Summer of Code (GSoC) intern from Bhopal, India, who was not paid the full stipend.

It raises numerous questions: the intern who failed, Deepanshu Gajbhiye, had done more technical work than the Albanian woman who received $6,000 for Outreachy in 2019.

Today we release another fact: Deepanshu's mentor was an Albanian, Dashamir Hoxha. Deepanshu had sent a written complaint about the mentor. The complaint was escalated to the Debian anti-harassment team and they did nothing. We feel the Debian anti-harassment team has protected the Albanians because the Albanians bring pretty young female interns to conferences.

he called following your instructions a garbage. This is not okay.

If the intern follows the instructions from the mentors, why doesn't Google pay the intern?

Subject: 	Getting annoyed by mentor's behaviour
Date: 	Sat, 4 Aug 2018 21:05:49 +0530
From: 	Deepanshu 
To: 	Backstabee



hi,

I followed your instruction on [1] to make a final upload to google.
Created script to build a tarball, extract commits and info.txt. Then I
shared the tar file [2] with the mentor. To this, he replied in [3]. By
calling it a garbage. This was his exact reply - `don't write garbage on
it but write something understandable`

I followed your instructions exactly and was going to create a merge
request in intern-work-products. But he called following your
instructions a garbage. This is not okay. He could have told me about
the improvements he would like to see but he chooses to call it garbage.
This has been his behavior for all 3 months. He is not helpful either. I
see other students getting a lot of help from their mentors. Example -
the first merge request in intern-work-products is made by the mentor,
not student which was very nice of her mentor. I followed it as it was
perfect my mentor said its garbage. 

Also, somewhere else mentor is saying -
    ` If some test case fails the student does not get the third payment
      (he has already received the payments for the first and second
months).`

He could help me identify the issues But no. He expects me to find them
on my own or get failed. This is definitely not okay. Gsoc is not all
about the money. And passing 1 and 2 evaluation and failing in 3 would
be really bad. 

I am not sure what should I do here. I have been working hard every day
committing 10-12 hours daily trying to the project on my own. I could
have said this on the mailing list but it would only make him angry and
it could another reason to fail me. So I choose to personally email you
to address this issue.

Please suggest what should I do here.

regards
deepanshu

[1] : https://lists.debian.org/debian-outreach/2018/07/msg00060.html
[2] : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1nvbaIObX9wjELwpR4nEpM_bzfQXfiE_Q/view?usp=sharing
[3] : https://lists.debian.org/debian-outreach/2018/08/msg00007.html
Dashamir Hoxha, Debian, Albania, harassment