GNOME and KDE to Co-locate Flagship Conferences on Gran Canaria in 2009

The GNOME Foundation and KDE e.V. announced that they will hold their
yearly conferences, GUADEC and Akademy in 2009 in Gran Canaria. The
conferences will be separate events, but co-located and hosted by the
same organizers, the Cabildo of Gran Canaria and its Secretary of
Tourism, Technological Innovation and Foreign Trade.

While there were other excellent bids, the GNOME foundation and KDE e.V.
have settled on Gran Canaria because of its position as Port to Africa
and the excellent circumstances for holding such an event there.
Unfortunately, having three proposals, two have to be rejected. The
proposals from Tampere in Finland and Coruna in Spain were close
contenders. Both foundations would like to thank those organisers for
the work they have put into their proposals and encourage them to
consider their cities for conferences in future years.

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