Today, the Magma project, an open source software platform that gives network operators an open, flexible, and extendable mobile core network solution, announced continued community growth as Red Hat joins Arm, Meta, and Qualcomm as Magma’s newest premier member, while sixteen other organizations join as General or Associate members: AMD, AQSACOM, Althea, Canonical, ecrio, free5GC, GenXcomm Inc., Lekha Wireless Solutions, Platform 9 Systems, Radtonics, Ramanujan College, Sempre.ai, Telaverge, WaveLabs, Whitestack, and ZEDEDA. Additionally, Emily Yousling, Product Manager, joins the Magma Governing Board as the Meta representative.
“I am excited to join the Magma community as part of the Governing Board,” said Emily Yousling, Product Manager, Meta. “The collaborative nature of the project and the diversity of membership is a powerful tool in creating innovative core networking solutions in the open.”
“We are pleased to see the Magma community continue to evolve at the Linux Foundation as a leader in network innovation,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge, and IoT, the Linux Foundation. “The addition of Red Hat and other leading industry organizations are a welcome addition to our growing community. We are creating a venue for enabling change in the packet core space and integration across the stack.”
Since moving to the Linux Foundation in early 2021, Magma has grown considerably as a community with a robust set of new members; the adoption of a master architecture roadmap (that’s 3GPP generation and access network agnostic); formation of a neutral governance structure; the hosting of its first Linux Foundation-managed event, Magma Day, (which was co-located with KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 202); availability of the Magma 1.6 release; and demonstration of “Zero Touch Magma Automation with LFN EMCO” at the Linux Foundation Demo Pavilion at the 2021 Open Networking and Edge (ONE) Summit.