特別興趣小組（SIG）是在 CentOS 社區內專注於一些特定問題的小組，目的是要對那些問題增加關注，或者集中開發的焦點。每個特別興趣小組在 wiki 上都有專區，連同成員的名單。他們亦可按需要設置郵件列表，以及任何所需的資源（例如：SCM 系統、寄存網頁的空間、行政服務）。
未來的特別興趣小組可包括（請將你的興趣及意見電郵至 email@example.com mailinglist）：
- PPC、Itanium、S390、Alpha、Sparc 的移植
Documentation - Encourage and manage CentOS documentation (website, wiki, FAQ)
Hardware compatiblity - Collect information about specific hardware (laptops, devices, printers)
- QA - Encourage people to test-drive new releases before they are made public
- RHEL Beta test-driving - Encourage people to try out RHEL Betas to improve future CentOS
- RPM Packaging
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.