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The CentOS Project has two main levels of governance - The Board of Directors (“The Board”), and Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
The Board is responsible for the governance and administration of the project as a whole, and the overall vision and direction of the project.
SIGs are responsible for technical work, and the direction of that work.
In addition to these formal tiers of governance, the project is driven by volunteer developers who sustain the project by their work and contributions.
The focus of the Governing Board is to assist and guide in the progress and development of the various SIGs, as well as to lead and promote CentOS.
The CentOS Governing Board is the governing body responsible for the overall oversight of the CentOS Project and SIGs, the creation of new SIGs, and the election (and re-election) of new board members. The Board also has the responsibility to ensure the goals, brands, and marks of the CentOS Project and community are protected. The Board serves as the final authority within the CentOS Project.
The current membership of the CentOS Governing Board is:
Also in regular attendance:
Special Interest Groups (SIGs) 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.