Started on November 19th, 2002, by GNU/Linux enthusiasts, the Beijing GNU/Linux User Group – aka BLUG – has now become a very influential group in the realm of GNU/Linux and Free and Open Source in China. We have attracted numerous community members, developers and staff of companies using or developing GNU/Linux and Open Source. We have also been rewarded with several titles of honor and awards for our contributions and efforts. Do take the time to browse our site to better understand what we have done in the past, what we’re working on now and how to join us in our various activities.

It is now important to state that the BLUG is a Chinese and English speaking open-for-all non-profit organization promoting and supporting the GNU/Linux community in China.

We hold regular weekly events and membership is free.

The Beijing GNU/Linux User Group has as goals to:

  • Promoting Free Software
  • Fighting for user’s online rights
  • Act as an advocate for the private and business GNU/Linux communities of Beijing, China
  • Provide education for those that wish to introduce GNU/Linux to their home or office
  • Offer support to those that are already using GNU/Linux
  • Create an inviting social environment for GNU/Linux discussions (see events)
  • Help organize technical developments that solve problems particular to GNU/Linux use in China

“Red tape”

  1. Beijing GNU/Linux User Group is an interest group composed of GNU/Linux hobbyists, professionals and new comers and is a place where members share their experience and knowledge of Linux.
  2. Everybody is welcome to be a member of BLUG without regard to nationality, gender, color, race, religion, language or any other affiliations, political or otherwise.
  3. When the group meets, GNU/Linux and technology relating to GNU/Linux is the ONLY thing discussed. This also applies to the BBS located on our site or any mailing list that originates from within the group.
  4. BLUG is a non-profit organization.
  5. BLUG is not bound to any company vendor or specific GNU/Linux Distributor. However, we do depend on companies with an interest in the group to pay for the nominal costs to support the group.
  6. We meets on every Tuesday of every month at 7pm. The location may vary, so please contact us via any contact.

Contact BLUG Maintainers

For any contact or abuse report please contact BLUG maintainers via IRC (#chinalug @ freenode) or Email (maintainers AT If you concern about privacy you can also send GPG encrypted mail with following maintainers’ personal GPG key to maintainers AT

The following are on-duty maintainers of  BLUG.  If you have any question, please contact them for detail (IRC nickname and GPG key ID listed).

  • niconiconi (GPG: 0xFAD3EB05E88E8D6D)
  • persmule (GPG: 0x2987A25DAC8454A5)
  • vimacs (GPG: 6DBD8BFE8600BEAA)

Warrant Canary


You should verify all signatures from each of the maintainers, following is the first canary: