Special Interest Groups
Special Interest Groups (SIG) are smaller groups within the CentOS community that focus on a small set of issues, in order to either create awareness or to focus on development along a specific topic. Each SIG includes a dedicated section on the wiki, along with the names of the people involved in that SIG. If they need one, a mailing list can also be setup as well as any other resources they might need (eg. a SCM system, web hosting space, admin services etc ).
The following SIGs already exist:
Future SIGs may include (voice your interest and opinion on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailinglist):
Documentation - Encourage and manage CentOS documentation (website, wiki, FAQ)
Hardware - Collect information about specific hardware (laptops, devices, printers)
Translation - In charge of translating CentOS (media, website, wiki, flyer)
Setting up a new SIG
Anyone can setup a SIG. To do so, you must request a new Special interest group to be started, here is what needs to be done:
- Look at the presently functional SIG's and make sure that your effort will not overlap with another team
- Open a new discussion topic in the CentOS-Devel mailing list, asking for comments
- One of the CentOS Devteam members will need to join the effort, once that happens then you can :
- Request a new mailing list to be created
- Request a wiki section to be setup
- If the SIG needs a version control system to be setup, that can also be requested
- Get listed as a SIG on this page
We expect each SIG to meet some basic requirements, these include :
The topic for the group must be related to CentOS, or a use scenario for CentOS
There must be adequate control and feedback into the CentOS community
No communication within the SIG must be private, all efforts must be public
All code produced within the SIG must be GPL compatible
All documentation produced within the SIG must be compatible with the license of this wiki
We would expect teams to be watchful of general CentOS directions from the Devteam
At least one member, need not be the lead, in the SIG needs to be a member of the CentOS Devteam. We are not trying to enforce any moderation, however, we feel that each SIG needs someone pushing the work that is being done from the inside.
Normally, the following rules for SIG membership apply:
- The mailinglists of the SIGs are open, and can be joined freely.
- SIG members are appointed by the SIG team leader, and can have elevated privileges, like write access to the relevant Wiki section or SVN tree, depending on the role of the SIG member.
- The SIG team leader is the mailinglist moderator.