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User Groups Approval Checklist
Thursday, 12 August 2010 21:13

Thank you for your interest in the Joomla! User Groups (JUGs).

Minimum Requirements for Submission:

  • 2 different contacts and 2 unique real person email addresses. (Using the jug website email adress is not permitted)
  • a website detailing your User Group
  • City or Regional area supporting this JUG
  • Commit to keep the information in the database up to date.
  • Commit to meet physically at least twice a year.
  • Postal Code (for radial map searches)

Group Naming Convention:

Registered groups will all have names with this structure: Joomla! User X Y. X is an appropriate word describing the group's structure, such as: group, association, club, organization, society, or network. Y is an appropriate geographic description, which might be the name of your city. State, province and country names will no longer be allowed. For example there might be:

  • Joomla! User Group Mars
  • Joomla! User Association Venus
  • Joomla! User Network Pluto.

In the case of multiple JUGs in one city, Only one JUG may use each type for that city.  For example:

  • Joomla! User Group Mars
  • Joomla! Association Mars
  • Joomla! Network Mars

Trademark Compliance

If you are using the Joomla! name or any of the Joomla! logos, images or site content you must comply with the following for approval of their use:

The Joomla User Groups have a direct interest in maintaining the integrity of the Joomla brand. As such, we cannot allow violations of the Joomla trademark, logo, brand etc. to be placed in or linked from the Joomla User Groups Directory.

1.  Is anything related to Joomla! in your domain name?

If you have Joomla, anything even close in or around your business name, logo domain name, or anything questionable to our trade mark.  You must first get special usage you to get approval from us to be allowed to be listed any any of our directories.  We reserve the right to refuse to include you as a resource. 

Go here to get permission to use the our Trade Marked name.

2. You must get approval to use the Joomla Logo on your site.

Get information about using the Joomla name and logo from this link:

Conditional use logos and information are located here:
You can use conditional use logos immediately after you register for use at Open Source Matters.

Limited use logos and information is located here, as well as the brand manual which details the rules for limited use logos:
Limited use logos can only be used with prior confirmation and permission from Open Source Matters.

3. Joomla! should have a "!" and a  "®" when used in  the first mention of it on the page.

On your web site please be sure to place the "!"  and the superscript (®) after the first instance of the use of the word Joomla on the page (this applies to you also if you use the word Joomla in your site title, header image, or as part of your slogan, etc.).  
Anyone who uses any of the trademarked Joomla! logos and/or the Joomla! name as mentioned above must place this disclaimer (as issued by OSM in the approval email) in minimum 8 point clear contrasting colors:

"*Your group name* is not affiliated with or endorsed by Open Source Matters or the Joomla! Project. The Joomla!® name is used under a limited license from Open Source Matters in the United States and other countries. "

4. If you don't understand why we ask you to do all this please read in detail the links provided.

We are not in the business of explaining why you need to follow the rules. If you have deep questions first read all details listed in our policies we have set in place for everyone associated with the Joomla User Groups.

*Once you are approved it does not mean you are approved forever, we do retain the right to un-publish your listing at any time, without notice.
You can email for more information.