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Community members are always encouraged to get involved in leading Fedora in ways that are important to them, while minimizing overhead and governance project-wide.
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Fedora Council
Fedora Engineering Steering Committee
Fedora https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Editions[Editions] — currently, https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Atomic_WG[Atomic], https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Server[Server], and https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Workstation[Workstation], — and sometimes Fedora Project Objectives are lead by _Working Groups_. These groups are either independent subcommittees of FESCo, Mindshare, or the Council. They have formal membership and decision-making processes, but generally the membership is intended to include active contributors and the decision-making power reflects that. A seat on the Working Group itself is _not at all_ required to participate meaningfully in the work on Editions or Objectives.
Fedora Leadership
Fedora Mindshare Committee
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https://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-project/subprojects/sigs.html[Special Interest Groups], or "SIGs", are much less formal. The process for https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Creating_a_Fedora_SIG[creating a SIG] has *no red tape*. Different SIGs have different structures; some use formalized voting and others don't. Some SIGs may eventually become subprojects; for others, the lightweight framework is perfect.
https://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-project/subprojects/subprojects.html[Subprojects] are long-standing major areas of effort under the overall Fedora umbrella. Each subproject has its own governance.
Other groups
Special Interest Groups
Subprojects
The Fedora Project aims to have a thin layer of governance that enables decision making without excessive drag.
The Fedora Project is led by contributors from across the community. Different functional areas of Fedora at times evolve, build, or dismantle their own formal (or informal!) leadership over time. Because Fedora is an open source project, we encourage new contributors to identify problems, find solutions, and collaborate with other members to achieve results. Our community recognizes and empowers able leaders from among our peers.
The following are current examples of _leadership groups_ in Fedora.
The https://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/council/fpl/[Fedora Project Leader] (or "FPL") serves as the chair of the Council.
The https://docs.fedoraproject.org/fedora-project/subprojects/mindshare.html[Mindshare Committee] represents leadership for user and contributor community growth and support.
The list above is not a complete list of every group of empowered community members. Other groups steer specific parts of Fedora as well, empowered and supported by the relevant teams. The list above shows the three leadership groups that most often work on issues of policy or practice affecting large portions of the Fedora Project.
The xref:council::index.adoc[Fedora Council] is the topmost governance and leadership body in Fedora, and is made up of appointed and elected members from across the Fedora community. Details about the Council such as size, constitution, and succession planning are found in the xref:council::index.adoc[Fedora Council Charter].