Community Team


Welcome to the Community Team page. The Community Team is for people working on growing and maintaining the Tor community, which means things like outreach, advocacy, teaching, and the support desk. There's the internal Tor community of core members, and there's the external community of global users, but these are not always discrete categories, and we're working to define what we mean by each. Some of the subcategories of this team include:

*the tor-teachers mailing list, Library Freedom Project, the community of Tor relay operators (, Tor Weekly News, Tor support desk, and probably more that we should add here.


This team includes anyone working on the projects described above. We're not listing names here to keep the team open to everyone. You can contact the Community Team lead at alison [at] torproject [dot] org.


Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC meetings that happen every other Wednesday at 1800 UTC beginning on 23 March, 2016 in #tor-project on OFTC. If you've never been on IRC before, here are some instructions to get started. These instructions are for a Mozilla IRC server, so instead of you'll use OFTC. The OFTC server addresses are: (alternative ports: 6668-6670, 7000) or for SSL (alternative port: 9999) (SSL is recommended).

Once you get connected and create a nickname, you can join the channel #tor-project. More info on getting started on IRC. and here's some info on IRC conventions and etiquette.

Our asynchronous medium of communication is the mailing list. This list is public in the sense that anyone can subscribe, send emails and read archives. Feel free to subscribe and just listen if you want, and feel free to post if you have a question that you think is on topic.



Current Team Discussions

Community Documents

*NB: This section is for documents related to the Tor Project community. They do not cover the documents a Tor Project employee might require. For more information on employee documents, see your TPI team leader.*

Community Projects

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