The GNOME Project includes a number of teams which work together on particular areas of responsibility. Membership is typically informal, and people are often members of more than one team.


The GNOME accessibility team works to ensure that the project’s software can be used by those with physical disabilities. Much of this work involves creating, maintaining and integrating specialist accessibility software.

Bug squad

GNOME’s Bug Squad manages the project’s issue tracker. Their work is essential to the smooth running of the project. Being a bug squadder is a great way to learn your way around GNOME.


The design of GNOME’s desktop software is a key focus of this team, but it works on the design of GNOME’s websites, marketing materials and merchandise. The creation and development of GNOME’s icon sets is another major activity.


GNOME software comes with extensive documentation both for users and developers. This documentation is created by the documentation team.


GNOME marketing works to promote GNOME and helps to raise funds for the GNOME Foundation. This involves a range of varied tasks, including creating content for the GNOME websites, writing and editing articles and news stories, microblogging and presenting at conferences.

System administration

The GNOME project hosts a range of development infrastructure, much of which is vital to its operation. It is the sysadmin team which keep develop and maintain this infrastructure’s hardware and software.


GNOME software is available in many languages, as is the project’s documentation and websites. This translation work is undertaken by the many worldwide GNOME translation teams.


The GNOME Usability Project overlaps with the design team. Its mission is to ensure that GNOME software is easy to use. The maintenance and development of the GNOME Human Interface Guidelines is a key responsibility of this team.

Website development

GNOME hosts a range of web-sites. These are designed, implemented, maintained and developed by the website team.