Who is who in the project

QGIS as a Project is currently organised in this way:

Board (Project Steering Committee)

The QGIS project is managed by the Board (Project Steering Committee; PSC) which consists of 7 members (with their individual responsibilities listed in brackets):

  • Paolo Cavallini (Chair; Manager of Plugin Repository) [Chair since 4.2018; Co-Chair 1.2008 - 3.2018]
  • Marco Bernasocchi (Co-Chair) [since 4.2018]
  • Andreas Neumann (Treasurer; Contact for Sponsorships) [since 11.2015]
  • Anita Graser (Design Advisor) [since 9.2013]
  • Richard Duivenvoorde (Infrastructure Manager) [since 9.2013]
  • Jürgen Fischer (Release Manager) [since 9.2013]
  • Gary Sherman (Founder and lifetime Honorary Member)

Former members are:

  • Tim Sutton (Chair; Testing/QA Manager) (until 2018)
  • Marco Hugentobler [until 2016]
  • Otto Dassau (Community Advisor) [2007 - 2016]

Read more about the responsibilities of the PSC here

Country Voting Members

According to our statutes, for each country user group that is formed, that group will select a QGIS Country User Group Voting Member to represent their interests. These voting members are listed here. Please email trademark@qgis.org if you have registered a new country user group, or have changed your user group representative.

Community Voting Members

According to our statutes, one member from the broader community can be elected for each country voting member. The following list are the current community voting members:

  • Martin Dobias <wonder.sk[at]gmail.com>
  • Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo[at]gmail.com>
  • Matthias Kuhn <matthias[at]opengis.ch>
  • Larry Shaffer <larrys[at]dakotacarto.com>
  • Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson[at]gmail.com>
  • Giovanni Manghi <giovanni.manghi[at]gmail.com>
  • Denis Rouzaud <denis.rouzaud[at]gmail.com>
  • Alexander Bruy <alexander.bruy[at]gmail.com>
  • Regis Haubourg <regis.haubourg[at]gmail.com>
  • Even Rouault <even.rouault[at]spatialys.com>
  • Werner Macho <werner.macho[at]gmail.com>
  • Vincent Picavet <vincent.ml+qgis[at]oslandia.com>
  • Yves Jacolin <yjacolin[at]free.fr>

Added 2017

  • Alessandro Pasotti <apasotti[at]gmail.com>
  • Victor Olaya <volayaf[at]gmail.com>
  • Lene Fischer <lfi[at]ign.ku.dk>
  • Paul Blottiere <paul.blottiere[at]oslandia.com>
  • Mathieu Pellerin <nirvn.asia[at]gmail.com>
  • Luigi Pirelli <luipir[at]gmail.com>
  • Alexandre Neto <senhor.neto[at]gmail.com>
  • Tom Chadwin <tom.chadwin[at]nnpa.org.uk>
  • Marco Hugentobler <marco.hugentobler[at]sourcepole.ch>

Release Management

Current Release Manager: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>

QGIS Releases are managed by the Release Team (Release Manager and Release Assistants). Together with numerous contributors, they oversee timely, regular, stable releases of QGIS on the various supported platforms. The release team recruits and supports build managers to create packages for supported platforms and oversee the maintenance of the bug tracking system.

Packaging Team

QGIS is being packaged for different type of operating systems. The people responsible for that packages are as following:

  • Windows Team: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>, Tim Sutton <tim[at]linfiniti.com>
  • OS X Team: William Kyngesburye <kyngchaos[at]kyngchaos.com>, Tom Elwertowski <telwertowski[at]comcast.net>
  • Linux Team:
    • OpenSuSE RPM Maintainer: Otto Dassau <dassau[at]gbd-consult.de>
    • Fedora RPM Maintainer: Douglas E. Warner <silfreed[at]silfreed.net>
    • Ubuntu Deb Maintainer: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>, Jachym Cepicky <jachym.cepicky[at]gmail.com>
    • Debian Deb Maintainer: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>, Niccolo Rigacci <qgis[at]rigacci.org> [Lenny]

Testing Team

  • Ubuntu Linux: Ricardo Soares Garcia <ricardo.garcia.silva[at]gmail.com>, Giovanni Manghi <giovanni.manghi[at]faunalia.pt>, Luís de Sousa <luis.a.de.sousa[at]gmail.com>
  • Debian Linux: Paolo Cavallini <cavallini[at]cavallini.it>, Pedro Venâncio <pedrongvenancio[at]gmail.com>, Ivan Mincik <ivan.mincik[at]gmail.com>
  • Windows: Giovanni Manghi <giovanni.manghi[at]faunalia.pt>, Pedro Venâncio <pedrongvenancio[at]gmail.com>, Duarte Carreira <dncarreira[at]gmail.com>, Andre Mano <andre.s.mano[at]gmail.com>
  • OS X: Larry Shaffer <larrys[at]dakotacarto.com>
  • Windows 8: Rui Pedro Henriques <henriques.rui[at]gmail.com>

Technical Resources

Current Technical Advisor: Marco Hugentobler <marco.hugentobler[at]sourcepole.ch>

The Technical Resources are managed by the Technical Manager and Technical Assistants. They recruit and support code maintainers and provide general oversight and guidance to the development effort.

Code Maintainers

Code Maintainers are responsible for discrete areas of the QGIS source code (core, gui, plugins, providers, tests) and ensure consistency and quality of code added into the git code repository.

  • Core library: Martin Dobias <wonder.sk[at]gmail.com>
  • Gui library: Martin Dobias <wonder.sk[at]gmail.com>
  • App (dialogs): Tim Sutton <tim[at]linfiniti.com>
  • Print composer: Nyall Dawson <nyall.dawson[at]gmail.com>
  • PyQGIS: Martin Dobias <wonder.sk[at]gmail.com>
  • WMS server: Marco Hugentobler <marco.hugentobler[at]sourcepole.ch>
  • WFS/WCS server: René-Luc D’Hont <rldhont[at]gmail.com>
  • Python plugins for QGIS Server: Alessandro Pasotti <elpaso[at]itopen.it>
  • Access control for QGIS Server: Stephane Brunner <stephane.brunner[at]camptocamp.com>
  • Plugin installer: Borys Jurgiel <info[at]borysjurgiel.pl>
  • OGR, Postgres-, Oracle- provider: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>
  • WMS provider: Jürgen E. Fischer <jef[at]norbit.de>
  • WFS provider: Even Rouault <even.rouault[at]spatialys.com>
  • QgisWebClient: Andreas Neumann <a.neumann[at]carto.net>
  • MSsql provider: Nathan Woodrow <madmanwoo[at]gmail.com>
  • Labelling engine: Larry Shaffer <larrys[at]dakotacarto.com>
  • Authentication system: Larry Shaffer <larrys[at]dakotacarto.com>
  • Diagrams: Matthias Kuhn <matthias.kuhn[at]gmx.ch>
  • Attribute table: Matthias Kuhn <matthias.kuhn[at]gmx.ch>
  • Processing Toolbox: Victor Olaya <volayaf[at]gmail.com>
  • MetaSearch plugin: Tom Kralidis <tomkralidis[at]gmail.com>

Community Resources

The QGIS community resources are managed by the Community Team (Community Manager and Assistants). With numerous contributors they keep contact to the community, take care of QGIS events, documentation, GUI translations, and ensure smooth running of the QGIS.org online experience including web sites, blog, and mailing lists.

Current Community Team Leaders:

  • Lene Fischer <lfi[at]ign.ku.dk> (community tasks)
  • Yves Jacolin <yjacolin[at]free.fr> (documentation)

Find the list of documentation and website translators at: https://github.com/qgis/QGIS-Documentation


Current Translation Team Lead: Werner Macho <werner.macho[at]gmail.com>

The QGIS Translation is managed by the Community Assistant (Translation Team Lead) and supported by additional language specific teams. Information about the current documentation status and the translation process are provided at the Translators Corner.

Contact : qgis-community-team list or QGIS Translation Mailing list

Press Material + Translation

Current Press Material Team Lead: Anita Graser <anitagraser[at]gmx.at>

QGIS Press Material and its translations are managed by the Community Assistant (Press Material Team Lead) and supported by additional language specific teams. Information about current activities and the translation process are provided at the Press Centre.


A successful project requires many people to play many different roles. Some members write code or documentation, while others are valuable as testers, submitting patches and suggestions.

The number of Contributors to the project is unbounded. Get involved today. All contributions (adding code or documentation, fixing typo error, reporting issues…) to the project are greatly appreciated.

These individuals are recognised as Contributors to the main code github repository.

Follow the lists of maintainers of the documentation and the website. Feel free to join any of those teams.