CO-LaN maintains and develops the CAPE-OPEN interface specifications and manages the software component testing process. CO-LaN organises a collaborative process leading to consensus on new and updated CAPE-OPEN interface specifications. Typically, the Management Board initiates Special Interest Groups (SIGs) for this purpose. The charters of such SIGs will include, at a minimum, their membership, decision making process, resource requirements, time line, and scope of work.