MATE is brought to you by an international group of developers, translators, packagers, artists and systems administrators.

Core Team

This is the core MATE team.

Stefano Karapetsas (stefano-k)

Lead Developer, packaging for Debian, GSoC mentor.

Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg)

Packaging for Arch Linux, Debian and Ubuntu, GSoC mentor, community management.

Wolfgang Ulbrich (raveit65)

Development, packaging for Fedora, theme maintainer.

Vlad Orlov (monsta)

Development, packaging for Linux Mint.

Clement Lefebvre (clem)

Development, packaging for Debian and Ubuntu.

Mike Gabriel (sunweaver)

Development, packaging for Debian, X2Go integration.


The MATE Desktop Environment continues to improve and develop thanks to the tireless efforts of the following fine people.

Denis Gorodnichev (dnk)


Dan Mashal (dan408)

Packaging for Fedora.

Willy Sudiarto Raharjo (willysr)

Packaging for Slackware.

Vangelis Mouhtsis (gnugr)

Packaging for Debian.

Adam Erdman (hekel)

Packaging for Arch Linux, man pages.

Efstathios Iosifidis (diamond_gr)

Social media and promotion.

Benjamin Denisart (posophe)

Packaging for openSUSE.

Forum Moderators

Our dedicated team of forum moderators can be found below:


MATE is translated, or partially translated, for 140 languages.

Past contributors

We’d like to acknowledge the efforts of the following people who helped bootstrap MATE in the early days.


MATE Desktop founder, development, packaging for Archlinux.

Steve Zesch (amanas)


Scott Balneaves (sbalneav)


Abel McClendon (MotoHoss)

Development, packaging for Debian, documentation maintainer.

Nelson Marques (nmarques)

Development, packaging for openSUSE.

Giovanni Ricciardi (talorno)

Packaging for Arch Linux.

Adam Bickley (bickman2k)

Packaging for Arch Linux.

Joseph Krieger (Rowen_Stipe)

Artwork & design.


The MATE Desktop Environment has a Board of Directors. The MATE Board wiki page lists the current members and outlines their duties.

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