Matthias Ettrich

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Matthias Ettrich (born 14 June 1972 in Bietigheim-Bissingen, southern Germany) is a computer scientist known for his contributions to the KDE and LyX projects.



Matthias went to School in Beilstein, as he lived with his parents in Oberstenfeld, not too far away from the place he was born. He passed the Abitur in 1991.


Ettrich studied for his MSc in Computer Science at the Wilhelm Schickard Institute for Computer Science at the Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen.

He currently resides in Berlin, Germany. He works for Nokia on the Qt graphical widget toolkit and the Qt Creator IDE.

Free software projects

Ettrich founded and furthered the LyX project in 1995, initially conceived as a university term project. LyX is a graphical frontend to LaTeX.

Since LyX's main target platform was Linux, he started to explore different ways to improve the graphical user interface, which ultimately led him to the KDE project. Ettrich founded KDE in 1996, when he proposed on Usenet a "consistent, nice looking free desktop-environment" [sic] for Unix-like systems using Qt as its widget toolkit.[1]

On 6 Nov 2009, Ettrich was decorated with the Federal Cross of Merit for his contributions to Free Software.[2][3]


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