The Fedora Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are teams within the Fedora Project that are less formal than official subprojects. The SIGs are sometimes a first stage in the development of new projects within the Fedora Project.
Creating a SIG
A SIG is a lightweight structure with very little red tape. If you're interested in forming one, see Creating a Fedora SIG.
Introduction to some SIGs
The purpose of the Alternate Architecture SIGs is to promote fedora on different architectures.
Currently there are active teams for:
The following teams are looking for members:
No longer active architectures are:
Goal of Amateur Radio group is to improve the Fedora collection by adding packages for amateur radio (Ham Radio) operators and SWLs.
The goal of this SIG is to help the folks working on support for ARM-based Apple Macintosh computers (otherwise known as "Apple Silicon Macs"). And to produces an image for those that want to run Linux on Apple Silicon devices.
Goal of Fedora Astronomy group is to gather people interested to improve support for astronomers and astrophysicists.
The Fedora Atomic Working Group works to bring integrate new OS technology and tools from Project Atomic into Fedora.
Co-ordinate efforts related to all Fedora Atomic Desktops (rpm-ostree based) variants of Fedora: Silverblue, Kinoite, Sericea, Onyx.
Our goal is to make Fedora the best free/open-source platform for computer-based music production, audio mastering, and audio editing.
The Big Data SIG, in grand Fedora style, aims to make Fedora the best platform for all things related to Big Data.
Fedora Bug Triage attempts to manage the flow of bug reports filed against other Fedora projects. They stand to prevent the other project members being overwhelmed by bug reports, eliminating trivial bugs, removing or correcting flawed or inadequate reports, and making sure that maintainers are able to get things done.
SIG to co-ordinate efforts related to different means to confine (which means achieve secure process, data and account isolation and protection but also mitigate privilege escalation) users and their accounts, but also to bring beginners and intermediate users with security-interest together with developers and experts to contribute to the testing efforts, which can be time-intensive but to which it can be already contributed without much related experience (usability testing, identify and report issues and unintended behavior, and so on). However, we also aim to develop and improve yet underdeveloped means to achieve confinement, which might involve more sophisticated testing but also developing, as conducted by more experienced users (and those who want to become experienced).
The Fedora Continuous Integration SIG develops test automation system for Fedora. As well as tools and workflows for generic Continuous Integration.
The Fedora Cloud SIG works to make Fedora successful on all major cloud platforms, public and private.
The Desktop SIG strives to make Fedora a very good desktop distribution. The goal is to produce a more targeted desktop spin while maintaining traditional Fedora strengths such as security and commitment to free software. The Desktop SIG will develop and release the "Fedora Desktop" live CD
The DNS SIG attempts to improve name resolution implementations available on Fedora. The goal is to have fully-featured and privacy enabled name resolution, while still working on all common networks. Both on servers and workstations.
The DotNet SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain dotnet (and related) packages in Fedora. The goal of this group is to help to anyone interested in dotnet and to support others in creating and maintaining dotnet packages. Anyone interested in C# / dotnet is welcome!
The mission of the Fedora Education SIG (Edu SIG) is to optimize Fedora for use by teachers and learners, both within and outside of the context of educational institutions.
We do this by building, maintaining, and evangelizing a strong ecosystem of educational packages within Fedora and by supporting learners in using these packages as tools to reach their curricular goals.
ELN (Enterprise Linux Next)
The ELN SIG maintains ELN buildroot and compose
EPEL (Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux) is targeted at filling the gap between the complete Fedora Collection and the packages that are maintained in Enterprise Linux. We are a community of individuals focusing on package maintenance and infrastructure to provide as many packages as possible to the consumers of Enterprise Linux. The EPEL SIG is led by a steering committee.
The mission of the Erlang SIG is to encourage the packaging of Erlang projects in Fedora.
FLTG (Fedora Language Testing Group) takes care of the Fedora testing activities: take initiative to conduct the Fedora test days, update necessary wiki pages, prepare test cases, get things coordinated and organized for the testers.
The Fonts Special Interest Group is an informal group of Fedora Linux contributors. It is dedicated to improving fonts availability and text rendering/layouting in the distribution and its other Linux derivatives.
Join us and help:
|Activity||OS Developer||Translator||Content Writer||Designer||People Person|
Any font or text-related activity can be tackled, as long as the result is free/libre and compatible with the Fedora objectives.
The current SIG task list is published here.
"Formal methods" are techniques that use mathematics to prove that models of software, hardware, or systems will or will not have certain behaviors. To be practical, they must be automated using tools. The goal of the Formal Methods SIG is to make it easy to install formal methods tools in Fedora, ease learning how to apply them, encourage the development of "open proofs" (where an implementation, proofs, and required tools are all FLOSS), and to provide feedback to toolmakers so that the tools in Fedora can become more powerful, more scaleable, and easier to use together.
Goal of Games SIG is to make Fedora the best Free software and open source gaming platform there is for both developers and users.
Geographic Information System
GIS is an initiative aimed to pack GIS technology related OSS in Fedora/EPEL and turn Fedora/EPEL to be the best chioce for a GIS platform.
Goal of Go SIG is to bring together all people that are interested in Go in Fedora, be it packagers, developers and/or users and working on improving the overall experience.
The Fedora GraphQL SIG mission is to maintain, grow, guide and promote best practice of the development of applications using GraphQL within our infrastructure.
Heterogeneous Computing (HC)
Goal of Heterogeneous Computing SIG is to encourage the packaging and accessibility of heterogeneous computing projects in Fedora and EPEL. This includes machine learning, OpenCL, and scientific computing. E.g. ROCm.
Independent Software Vendor (ISV)
The ISV can be anything from a one- or two-man shop to a software design and development powerhouse. Fedora is a great platform for showing off your product, especially to community developers who might be interested in contributing code, plugins, or feedback.
The Fedora i3 SIG. The i3 is a tiling window manager for X11.
The Java SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that contribute towards Java in Fedora. Their mission is to provide high-quality Java applications and environment to Fedora users and developers and to support each other in the maintenance.
The Fedora Join SIG aims to maintain channels for prospective contributors to engage with the community, converse with existing members, make friends, find mentors, get a feeling of what and how the community does in general, and reduce the learning gradient that joining a new community entails -- and make it more enjoyable!
The KDE SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain KDE packages in Fedora. Their mission is to provide high-quality, usable KDE software packages to Fedora users and developers and to support one another in maintaining those packages.
The KubeDev SIG is a group of Fedora community members interested in using, developing, extending kubernetes for Fedora components and services.
The goal of this SIG is to coordinate packaging of Libreoffice Suite and related packages.
The Fedora Live SIG is dedicated to producing live content like video game livestreams or live community podcasts.
Our Mission is to provide a stable Live DVD per stable release of Fedora.
If you want to participate in efforts to make live upgrades smoother, join the Live Upgrade SIG.
The LXDE SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that contribute towards LXDE in Fedora. Their mission is to define a high-quality LXDE experience to Fedora users and developers in maintaining packages and helping each other in all LXDE related efforts.
The LXQt SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that contribute towards LXQt in Fedora. Their mission is to define a high-quality LXQt experience to Fedora users and developers in maintaining packages and helping each other in all LXQt related efforts.
This SIG is very similiar to LXDE cause both projects are connected.
The Machine Learning SIG's goal is to make Fedora the best platform for all things related to Machine Learning. We aim to act a hub in the gap between the Astronomy, Bigdata, Fedora Medical and Science and Technology SIGs.
The Fedora Medical SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that are interested in healthcare, medical, biology, bioinformatics and etc.
The Fedora Minimal Core SIG is a group of people interested in maintaining Fedora's minimal package set. This is the Core group in the comps file, and any packages installed by the Anaconda installer by default.
The Fedora Mobolity SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that are interested in Fedora on small devices. Initially aimed at supporting NetBooks, Mobile Internet Devices (MIDs), Tablets etc. The plan was originally to expand to also cover things such as Set Top Boxes (STBs), but the SIG became inactive and was resurrected again in 2020 to work on booting Fedora on smartphones, starting with the Pine64 PinePhone.
The Mono SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain Mono (and related) packages in Fedora. Their goal is to provide high-quality and usable mono software packages to Fedora users and developers and to support one another in maintaining those packages.
The NeuroFedora is a group of researchers and Fedora contributors that are interested in having a dedicated spin/application bundle to be used by the neuroscience and neuroimaging community. NeuroFedora builds on top of several other spins and SIGs including BigData, Data Science, Fedora Medical, Machine Learning, Octave, Robotics and Science and Technology.
The NoSQL SIG is a group of Fedora contributors that maintain NoSQL-related packages in Fedora. Their goal is to provide high-quality and usable NoSQL software packages to Fedora users and developers and to support one another in maintaining those packages.
This SIG is currently in its infancy and things are still being organized. The job is to process new package review submissions and review them for quality and adherence to the Packaging Guidelines. As this is the initial experience for many new contributors to the Fedora Project, we also work towards making this procedure as enjoyable as possible. Anyone is welcome to join. Obviously it is necessary for one to already be a packager in order to review packages, but there are many tasks that can be done by anyone, and participation in the SIG is a good path to sponsorship.
A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of the Pantheon DE in Fedora.
This includes porting packages from Elementary OS and testing libraries, packages and applications.
This is a group devoted to packaging Perl modules and applications for Fedora.
To assist packagers in bringing PHP-related packages to Fedora and assisting in their continued maintenance by providing timely reviews, acting as secondary package owners and assisting with related security issues.
The Fedora Printing Project's goal is to create a good printing experience on Fedora.
Fedora loves Python and this SIG is for people who would like to see this relationship flourish.
The intent of the PyTorch SIG is to bring together all people that are interested in AI/ML/HC/HPC in Fedora, be it packagers, developers and/or users and working on improving the overall experience. We intend on pushing forward native PyTorch support in Fedora. This includes collaborating with other groups to enable hardware acceleration and needed package dependencies.
Quantum SIG is a group of Fedora contributors/community members who are interested in experimenting with Quantum computing within Fedora, to see what is possible and to build a solid knowledge base for any possible projects that may arise.
R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics. This SIG is for people who are interested in improving R support in Fedora, which includes packaging the core runtime, add-on packages, IDEs and other components.
The Red Team SIG is the cybersecurity community for Fedora that produces offensive tooling, curated exploits, standards, and reference architectures.
The goal is to bring packages of open and free software related to robotics and educational software for robotics into Fedora and make Fedora fit to power (mobile) robots. Fedora Robotics SIG
A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of Ruby in Fedora. This includes packaging Ruby libraries and applications, setting and improving standards for packaging them as RPM's and maintaining Ruby packages for Fedora.
A SIG for people who are interested in improving the state of Rust in Fedora. This includes packaging Rust libraries and applications, setting and improving standards for packaging them as RPM's and maintaining Rust packages for Fedora.
Science and Technology
The purpose of the Fedora Sci-Tech SIG is to improve the number and quality of packages available for scientific and technical users.
The Security SIG has goals of developing secure-coding (and other) training, code audits, and working with security vulnerabilities.
Our goal is to make Fedora suitable for server deployments and the perfect base for enterprise systems like RHEL.
We like the Silverblue variant, and we want to co-ordinate efforts towards making it a first-class edition of Fedora.
An emerging SIG that wants to make Fedora a recommendable distribution for social scientists; and that is broadly interested in socio-technical issues.
We are to create free sound themes for fedora, using only FOSS software available from the Fedora repositories.
A SIG for technical review of Spins contributed by the community.
The Stateless Linux project is an OS-wide initiative to ensure that Fedora computers can be set up as replaceable appliances, with no important local state.
SSCG (Source String Contextualizing Group) provides meaningful descriptions of the source strings for translators to ensure the correctness and quality of the translations. Thus facilitating good end user experience of the localized Fedora applications.
A SIG devoted to getting a store running, both for users looking for one-off purchases and for Ambassadors who need swag in bulk.
The goal of the Sway SIG is to provide a good user experience for sway, the tiling Wayland compositor and replacement for the i3 window manager.
Fedora Usability aims to provide coherence, accessibility and intuitiveness for all people using Fedora and its associated resources.
A SIG dedicated to connect users interested in WebAssembly.
The Fedora Workstation Working Group is the main team behind Fedora's official desktop edition.
The Fedora Xfce SIG works on the integration of the Xfce desktop environment. The aim is to establish Xfce as desktop environment besides GNOME and KDE.
The Fedora 3D Printing SIG's goal is to make Fedora the best platform for 3D printing.
This category has the following 10 subcategories, out of 10 total.
Pages in category "SIGs"
The following 127 pages are in this category, out of 127 total.
- SIGs/Design Software
- SIGs/Grid Computing
- SIGs/Minimal Core
- SIGs/Music & Audio
- SIGs/Package Review
- SIGs/Red Team
- User:Roshi/QA/Atomic PRD
- Spins SIG