The Mage-OS Association is a non-profit association formed by people within the Magento community to represent and further the interests of that community as a whole: Merchants, developers, agencies, and all of the many people supporting and supported by this ecosystem.

The ideas behind Mage-OS were first shared in an Open Letter about the future of Magento. That letter prompted discussions and action across the community. The letter was signed by 1,641 people that use, develop, or otherwise depend on Magento for a living. Mage-OS brings the ideas of that letter to life.

As a non-profit organization, Mage-OS was founded with formal statutes that define how the association is structured and operates. View the Mage-OS Association statutes

Mage-OS is incorporated in Poland, but is represented worldwide.

Vinai Kopp and John Hugues presenting the Mage-OS initiative at the Meet Commerce Spain eCommerce conference in  December 2022
Vinai Kopp and John Hughes presenting the Mage-OS initiative at the Meet Commerce Spain eCommerce conference in December 2022

Our Mission and Values

We want to see Magento prosper.

We have the following goals:

  • Grow the community
  • Nurture good vibes and values
  • Increase ecosystem market share
  • Increase confidence in the Magento ecosystem
  • Sustain Magento as a leading platform for custom ecommerce development

We intend to accomplish those goals by:

  • Coordinating and funding the development and long-term support of Mage-OS
  • Creating quality content that supports the long-term livelihood of the platform
  • Funding and supporting events that align with the association goals
  • Providing documentation and education/certification paths
  • Supporting organizations empowering the Magento Open Source ecosystem
  • Providing leads and job opportunities for members
  • Provide insights, research, and materials to support those outcomes
Mage-OS at Meet Magento New York 2022
Mage-OS and friends at Meet Magento New York 2022

Our Vision

Our intention is to foster the growth and long-term success of the community by taking steps to simplify and modernize the platform, encourage developer uptake, reinvigorate the supporting community, and give merchants the support and confidence they need to choose Mage-OS for their ecommerce needs.

Our vision for the Mage-OS project starts with these key steps:

  1. Build community interest
  2. Launch an independent public mirror of Magento Open Source
  3. Form the supporting organization
  4. Launch the Mage-OS distribution, for enhancements to the Magento Open Source platform ­čĹł We are here
  5. Hire a CEO or COO to further development of the Mage-OS association and distribution 
  6. Launch a grant program to sponsor development of specific improvements to the Mage-OS distribution (subject to availability of funds)
  7. Create a business entity to provide merchant support services and bug fixes for the Mage-OS and Magento Open Source platforms
Mage-OS booth and people at Meet Commerce Spain 2022
Mage-OS booth and friends at Meet Commerce Spain 2022

Our People

The Mage-OS project is carried by people who, as we put it in the Magento Community ” Bleed Orange”. To set up the Board of Directors, we looked for passionate leaders with a long and strong history with Magento who all bring deep expertise and extensive experience in all the required fields to make this initiative work. Key thing they have in common: the drive to move, fast. They set the example and lead Committees to achieve great things and hit milestones every months with the help of talented and motivated Contributors.

Driven by that same passion, Local Chapters have come to life so people can meet in person, share in their own language and help Mage-OS reach way more people.

Mage-OS Nederlands newly elected Board. Utrecht 2023.