People behind KDE/FreeBSD

The KDE/FreeBSD ports are maintained by a very loosely organized team of volunteers, which can be reached at the general e-mail address We are part of desktop@ as well. The team can be reached (most awake during European daylight hours) for IRC real-time chat on Libera.Chat as well: in #freebsd-desktop.

The maintainers

The maintainers deal with the day-to-day maintenance and longterm development of the KDE ports in the FreeBSD ports collection, handle problem reports in FreeBSD’s bug tracking system, provide technical support to end-users and work with the contributors below to keep KDE software (all of it) working on FreeBSD as smoothly as possible.

  • Tobias C. Berner (tcberner@)
  • Adriaan de Groot (adridg@)
  • Jason E. Hale (jhale@)
  • Raphael Kubo da Costa (rakuco@)
  • Gleb Popov (arrowd@)


The contributors/developers invest time, efforts, knowledge and resources into the active maintenance of KDE software on FreeBSD. They work on the KDE codebase, do beta testing, provide technical support to end-users and maintain various ports in the FreeBSD ports collection.

  • Piotr Kubaj
  • Kai Knobich
  • Andy Fawcett
  • Kris Moore
  • Josh Paetzel
  • Bartosz Fabianowski
  • David Bruce Naylor
  • Marie Loise Nolden
  • David Johnson
  • Mikhail Teterin
  • Andriy Gapon
  • Tijl Coosemans
  • Dima Panov
  • Alonso Schaich
  • Axel Gonzalez
  • Li-Wen Hsu
  • Matthew Rezny
  • Max Brazhnikov
  • Alberto Villa
  • Martin Wilke

…and many more.


Although they have since moved on to other projects, without the outstanding efforts of these people, there would be no KDE/FreeBSD as we know it today.

  • Satoshi Asami
  • Stefan Esser
  • Kevin Lo
  • Dimitry Sivachenko
  • Lauri Watts
  • Wes Morgan
  • Will Andrews
  • Matt Douhan
  • Jonathan Drews
  • Pete Fritchman
  • Frank Laszlo
  • Alan Eldridge
  • Mário Sérgio Fujikawa Ferreira
  • Mike O'Brien
  • Rob Kaper
  • Kaarthik Sivakumar
  • Michael L. Hostbaek
  • Brad Davis
  • Michael Nottebrock
  • Puneet Madaan
  • Manolo Valdes
  • Daniel W. Steinbrook
  • Chris Howells
  • Arjan van Leeuwen
  • Philip Rodrigues
  • Danny Pansters
  • Tilman Linneweh
  • Markus Brueffer
  • Thomas Abthorpe