The MagPi was created – like most great Raspberry Pi projects – by a group of like-minded enthusiasts from the Raspberry Pi.org forum. Their goal was to make a Raspberry Pi magazine for the whole community could enjoy (and they succeeded!).The magazine is now published by Raspberry Pi as the official Raspberry Pi magazine.
The MagPi is very different to the average technology mag:
The MagPi magazine is committed to open source and operates under the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported licence (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0). This means you are welcome to share and adapt the content of the magazine as long as you follow the licence terms.
You can find an easy to understand breakdown, as well as a the full licence, at creativecommons.org.
Like the purchase of any other official Rapsberry Pi project, buying the The MagPi helps the Raspberry Pi Foundation’s charitable mission to bring computer science to young and disadvantaged people all around the world.