Guidelines for User Groups that Support Eclipse Foundation Projects and Working Groups
This document provides guidelines for user groups that are based on
Eclipse Foundation projects and/or working groups. These user groups
may leverage one or more Eclipse Foundation brands (e.g.,
Eclipse® , Jakarta® , or Tangle™ ).
A User Group must first sign the Eclipse
User Group Trademark License Agreement before using the relevant
brand. The agreement provides more detail about how the brand can be
- Any User Group must have a focus on an Eclipse Foundation open
source project and/or a working group community.
- A User Group can be a separate organization, or a subgroup of a
- User Groups should promote free software both within the group
and in relationships with other organizations.
- User Groups should make an effort to foster a positive message
about both Eclipse and free software.
- It is necessary for any User Group to have a contact person who
can act as a representative for the group and who accepts
responsibility to ensure that the guidelines are followed. If the
User Group has a president, then the president would be a good
person to fill this role. For example, this person will be
responsible to ensure that the User Group follows the requirements
regarding how to use the Eclipse brand.
- User Group members are expected to follow the Eclipse Foundation
Code of Conduct at functions and interactions.
If a User Group is interested in having its own domain (e.g.
eclipse.xx), then please contact the Eclipse Foundation to discuss if
this is possible before registering the domain yourself.
User Groups must follow the Guidelines
for Eclipse Logos & Trademarks.
General questions or inquiries about starting a User Group or to
discuss a specific matter in relation to a User Group, please email email@example.com
Based on GNOME
User Group Guidelines and subject to the Creative Commons
Attribution 4.0 International License