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Recognised PostgreSQL User Groups

Last updated: November 19, 2020 View change history.

Recognised PostgreSQL User Groups, aka "PUGs", may be listed on the PostgreSQL Website as such. To become recognised as PostgreSQL User Group, the user group must self-certify that they meet the criteria below, aimed at ensuring they meet the standards of openness expected in the PostgreSQL Community.

Use of the terms "MAY", "MUST", "MUST NOT", "SHOULD" and "SHOULD NOT" in the criteria below should be interpreted per RFC2119, where:

  • MUST and MUST NOT are requirements, and
  • MAY, SHOULD, and SHOULD NOT are optional, recommended guidelines.

General

  • The PostgreSQL User Group MUST be primarily focused on PostgreSQL and related technologies. PostgreSQL User Groups that target a broad range of database products are not eligible as PostgreSQL User Groups.
  • PostgreSQL User Groups are for the entire PostgreSQL community and are public in nature. There MUST NOT be any requirement of a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) or similar contract for an attendee to attend the Meetup.
  • The PostgreSQL User Group MUST adopt and follow an appropriate Code of Conduct to ensure a safe and enjoyable environment for anyone who wishes to participate.
  • The PostgreSQL User Group MUST have at least one event every two calendar years in order to maintain its recognition as a PostgreSQL User Group.
  • The PostgreSQL Core Team reserves the right to recognise, not recognise, or rescind a previous recognition for any PostgreSQL User Group without justification.
  • These criteria MAY be reviewed and potentially updated at any time.

Organisers

  • The PostgreSQL User Group Organizers MUST be individuals.
  • The PostgreSQL User Group Organizers MUST be listed on the membership site for the PostgreSQL User Group.
  • The PostgreSQL User Group Organizers SHOULD NOT consist of 50% or more of the same company or group of companies under the same ultimate ownership or management.

Events

  • Anyone MAY submit a PostgreSQL-related talk proposal. The Organizers SHOULD choose to accept or reject the talk proposal based on a simple majority vote.
  • Anyone MAY offer to host a PostgreSQL User Group. The meeting space SHOULD be in the region represented by the PostgreSQL User Group. The Organizers SHOULD choose to accept or reject the space based on a simple majority vote.
  • A Speaker MUST disclose in advance if the primary content of their talk involves a closed-source product or a project that is not directly related to PostgreSQL.
  • Organizations MAY promote their business at a PostgreSQL User Group event if:
    • Their business SHOULD help drive further adoption of PostgreSQL AND
    • Any content presented at the PostgreSQL User Group MUST be technical in nature.

Sponsorship

  • The PostgreSQL User Group group MUST disclose on its web page any organizations that provide financial or in-kind sponsorship to the Community User Group.
  • The PostgreSQL User Group SHOULD mention any Sponsors in the introductions of the user group meeting.