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Chapter 1. CSI Introduction

1.1. Introduction
1.2. What to do
1.3. External Sources and References

1.1. Introduction

The Community Services Infrastructure (CSI) standards are a group of documents designed to be implemented by the largest set of technology users in the world. They focus entirely around Red Hat compatable operating systems (Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and CentOS, among others). Unlike most documentation, CSI aims to be standards based. Often checklists can be printed and checked off one by one to ensure compliance. There are three typical target audiences for CSI: System administrators; end users; and management, legal, and other oversight entities.
CSI is developed using open source methods. Any changes or suggestions should be directed to the CSI mailing list. Any questions regarding how or why to implement these changes should be directed to