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
- MUST and MUST NOT are requirements, and
- MAY, SHOULD, and SHOULD NOT are optional, recommended guidelines.
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
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.
- 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
Anyone MAY submit a PostgreSQL-related talk proposal. The Organizers SHOULD
choose to accept or reject the talk proposal based on a simple majority
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
Organizations MAY promote their business at a PostgreSQL User Group event
Their business SHOULD help drive further adoption of PostgreSQL AND
Any content presented at the PostgreSQL User Group MUST be technical in
The PostgreSQL User Group group MUST disclose on its web page any
organizations that provide financial or in-kind sponsorship to the Community
The PostgreSQL User Group SHOULD mention any Sponsors in the introductions
of the user group meeting.