The loons who thought it was a good idea.

The Team

The folks making decisions and steering the ship.

Wider Community

These people indirectly contribute to make things possible.

Notable Contributors

These people made history with the distro.

Etienne Papegnies
Moderator, QA Lead
Ubuntu MATE Community Quality Assurance Tester
Goce Mitevski
Default Wallpaper (14.10-17.04)
Artwork Contributor
Ikey Doherty
Brisk Menu
Code Contributor
Ivan Pejić
GRUB/Plymouth Themes
Artwork Contributor
Konstantin Pugin
Global Menu (MATE Panel)
Code Contributor
Luke Horwell
Developer, Web Maintainer
Ubuntu MATE Code Contributor Community Documentation Contributor Artwork Contributor
Robin Thompson
MATE Dock Applet
Code Contributor
Sam Hewitt
Ubuntu MATE Logo
Artwork Contributor

Contributors & Special Thanks

These people have made significant, singular contributions or have served as team members in the past.

  • Alexander Browne: Former QA engineer for Ubuntu MATE
  • Aron Xu: Debian developer and former MATE package maintainer for Debian
  • Daniel Foré: Improver of the Ubuntu MATE icon theme
  • Jack Mohegan: Assorted user interface improvements
  • Johnny Dennis: Lead developer of tomxplayer for the Raspberry Pi
  • Jonathan Nadeau: Assistive technology advisor and accessibility testing
  • Matt Hartley: User experience advisor
  • Michael Tunnell: Toucher-upper of GTK art assets
  • Pedro Meteus: IGP and GPU enhancements for improved video and gaming
  • Sefan Ric: Solus developer and former MATE Desktop contributor
  • Simon Quigley: MOTU and former sponsor and oversight of MATE Desktop packages
  • Tim Apple: Former QA engineer for Ubuntu MATE
  • Matthew Keeler: Former QA engineer for Ubuntu MATE
  • Jon Uhler: Former QA enginner for Ubuntu MATE
  • Jeff Labonte: Improver of Software Boutique


These initial efforts helped the project officially support different ventures.

  • Adam Smith: Created the initial PowerPC build of Ubuntu MATE
  • Rohith Madhavan: Created the initial Raspberry Pi 2 build of Ubuntu MATE