Community Team


Welcome to the Community Team page. The Community Team is for people working on growing and sustaining the Tor community, which means things like outreach, advocacy, teaching, support, and community governance. 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 this team is working to define what we mean by each.


Alison Macrina Community Team Lead
email alison at tor project dot org
IRC flexlibris
about me activist, former librarian, director of Library Freedom Project

Carolin Zöbelein Volunteer
email contact at carolin-zoebelein dot de
IRC Samdney
about me language & math freak

This team includes anyone working on the projects described above, and we're always looking for more dedicated volunteers to help us with this work.


Our synchronous medium of communication is IRC meetings that happen every other Wednesday at 1800 UTC 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 you want to say something that you think is on topic.


Here's what we're working on right now:


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 Council

The Community Council is a body of elected Tor people who are available to help handle intra-community disputes. They are a separate entity from the Community Team, and their wiki is here:


Ticket Status Summary Owner Reporter
#22082 new Refine membership guidelines draft and submit proposal to tor-internal@ alison alison
#22081 new Add to trainings page on Community Team wiki community-team alison
#22080 new add bios for active Community Team members on wiki alison
#22079 new Community governance documents alison alison
#20854 new Please make community-team owner of community component community-team
#19911 new Whonix project official licensee of The trademarks adrelanos


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