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The Fedora Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are teams within the Fedora Project that do not meet the Project definition from DefiningProjects. The SIGs are sometimes a first stage in the development of new projects within the Fedora Project.

Introduction to some SIGs

Amateur Radio

Goal of Amateur Radio group is to improve the Fedora collection by adding packages for amateur radio (Ham Radio) operators and SWLs.

Amateur Radio SIG


Goal of Fedora Astronomy group is to gather people interested to improve support for astronomers and astrophysicists.


Bug Triage

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.

Fedora Bug Triage


A page of the Fonts Special Interest Group

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:

Fonts SIG activities
Activity OS Developer Translator Content Writer Designer People Person
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  • package new fonts and font tools,
  • review font packages before Fedora inclusion,
  • fix font or text problems in applications and libraries,
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  • propose good Fedora fonts defaults,
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  • identify font or text problems in applications and libraries,
  • improve font package descriptions and summaries to help users choose the right fonts for their needs,
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  • convince foundries to release fonts under a free/libre Fedora-friendly license,
  • recruit possible free/libre font authors,
  • recruit new SIG members,
  • get font or text problems fixed,
  • improve the SIG visibility by getting it linked and quoted everywhere,
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  • document font creation tasks,
  • document free/libre font release best practices,
  • document free/libre font packaging,
  • clarify, complete and improve our wiki,
  • identify interesting third-party material, and link it here,
  • convert wiki information to other document formats.
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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.

Fonts in Fedora
The Fonts SIG takes loving care of Fedora fonts. Please join this special interest group if you are interested in creating, improving, packaging, or just suggesting a font. Any help will be appreciated.

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.

Geographic Information System

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 Printing Project's goal is to create a good printing experience on Fedora.

Fedora Printing


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 technical review of Spins contributed by the community.

Spin SIG

Stateless Linux

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.

Stateless Linux


A SIG devoted to getting a store running, both for users looking for one-off purchases and for Ambassadors who need swag in bulk.


Live Upgrade

If you want to participate in efforts to make live upgrades be more smoother, join the Live Upgrade SIG

Live Upgrade


Fedora Usability aims to provide coherence, accessibility and intuitiveness for all people using Fedora and its associated resources.

Fedora Usability


This category has the following 9 subcategories, out of 9 total.

Pages in category "SIGs"

The following 110 pages are in this category, out of 110 total.