The reader is advised to read the Introduction and Overview before reading the S&I Process.

The S&I Framework uses a set of defined processes and guidelines to:
  • execute S&I Initiatives
  • reach consensus on decisions and deliverables
  • enable community participation
  • address intellectual property rights and conflicts of interest

These processes and guidelines are used within the S&I Framework as appropriate and are listed below.
Defines an S&I Initiative and describes the initiative lifecycle.
Describes processes associated with S&I Initiative prioritization, selection, and execution, along with the process used to reach consensus.
Provides guidelines for effective participation in the context of an S&I Initiative.
Describes the treatment of intellectual property in the production of S&I Initiative deliverables.
Lists expectations for contributors to the S&I Framework wiki pages.