Mageia is a GNU/Linux-based, Free Software operating system. It is a community project, supported by a nonprofit organization of elected contributors. Our mission: to build great tools for people. Further than just delivering a secure, stable and sustainable operating system, the goal is to set up a stable and trust-able governance to direct collaborative projects.

Started in September 2010 as a fork of Mandriva Linux, gathered hundreds of careful individuals and several companies worldwide, who co-produce the infrastructure, the distribution itself, documentation, delivery and support, using Free Software tools;

To date have released five major stable releases in June 2011, in May 2012, in May 2013, in February 2014 and in June 2015. Mageia 6 is expected to be released sometime mid 2016.