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


The MATE Desktop Environment was founded by the following people:


Project founder, development, packaging for Archlinux.

Stefano Karapetsas (stefano-k)

Lead Developer, packaging for Debian and Ubuntu.

Steve Zesch (amanas)

Lead Developer, packaging for Debian and Ubuntu.

Clement Lefebvre (clem)

Project management, development.


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


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

Scott Balneaves (sbalneav)


Nelson Marques (nmarques)

Development, packaging for openSUSE.

Wolfgang Ulbrich (raveit65)

Development, packaging for Fedora.

Sander Sweers (infirit)

Development, packaging for Gentoo.

Dan Mashal (dan408)

Packaging for Fedora.

Martin Wimpress (flexiondotorg)

Packaging for Arch Linux, systems administration, MATE LiveCD maintainer, project advocacy and out reach.

Adam Erdman (hekel)

Packaging for Arch Linux, documentation.

Giovanni Ricciardi (talorno)

Packaging for Arch Linux, systems administration.

Adam Bickley (bickman2k)

Packaging for Arch Linux.

Joseph Krieger (Rowen_Stipe)

Artwork & graphics, systems administration.

Efstathios Iosifidis (diamond_gr)

Social media, promotion.

Benjamin Denisart (posophe)

Packaging for openSUSE.

Forum Moderators

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