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The GNOME.Asia Committee is proud to announce that the upcoming GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 will be hosted  in Chongqing, China on Oct 14-Oct 16.

The GNOME.Asia committee has decided on the city of Chongqing because it uniquely represents an important theme: open source without any restriction of time, space, or location. Chongqing is located in the southwest of Mainland China and is surrounded by mountains and rivers and used to be difficult to reach in ancient China.  Nowadays, however, Chongqing is a modern city well known for its IT industry as well as its leadership in the development of Western China which attracts more and more great minds and talents. Just as Chinese ancient poetry mentioned “No matter how high the mountain is, one can always ascend to its top”, there are a great many students and people interested in open source software and devote themselves in open source program no matter what difficulty they meet.

The Chongqing City, image licensed use by Sushiyico

The venue for this year’s GNOME.Asia Summit is Chongqing University, which is a key national university and a member of the “Excellence League”, located in Chongqing, Southwest China, cultivating tens of thousands of leading minds in the field of Technology. Chongqing University always welcomes open and free minds.

The image comes from Chongqing University

Organization of GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 will be carried out by Chongqing LUG (https://chongqinglug.org) and Linux Story (https://linuxstory.org)  and School of Software Engineering of Chongqing University(http://www.cse.cqu.edu.cn), Chongqing LUG is a very committed local team which has over 10 years of significant experience in organizing over 20 successful events.

GNOME.Asia Summit will provide great opportunities to learn and exchange ideas about free and open technologies as well as to meet and talk with other contributors and users face to face. GNOME.Asia Summit 2017 welcomes everyone to participate, have fun, and enjoy the event!

For more information about GNOME.Asia Summit 2017, please visit  https://2017.gnome.asia/

For news contact, sponsorship or other further opportunities to cooperate, please contact

Anna Yin: anna.yin@chongqinglug.org (English)
Qixiang Wen: bootingman@chongqinglug.org (Chinese)