In 2008 several press articles mentioned that women were considering leaving Debian over repeated death threats.
- Nut launches death threats at Debian women - The Register, 3rd July 2008
- Debian death threats? Come on, send us the emails - Valleywag, 3rd July 2008
Some of the language used in the Register article suggests that the sender of the threats was MikeeUSA or someone very close to his style, but this is not absolutely clear from the reports.