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We are setting the standards in the drone industry with open-source.

The Dronecode Foundation fosters communities and innovation through open-standards using open-source. Dronecode is a vendor-neutral foundation for open source drone projects. We are a US-based non-profit under the Linux Foundation and provide open source governance, infrastructure, and services to software & hardware projects. We work with developers, end-users, and adopting vendors from around the world.


Open Source Projects

BSD-Licensed flight control software for drones and other unmanned vehicles. The project provides a flexible set of tools and everything drone developers need. Trusted by some of the biggest companies in the industry.

Lightweight communication protocol for UAV systems and components. Widely used for communications between ground-stations, autopilot, and companion computers. Covers the basics needed for safe operations and for 3rd party customization.

The MAVSDK project is a standards-compliant MAVLink Library with APIs for commonly used programming languages such as C++, Swift, and Python. It’s the easiest way to integrate with drones over MAVLink, trusted by leading organizations in the industry in production right now.

Feature complete and fully customizable control station for MAVLink based Drones. The QT based project offers cross-platform support for iOS, Android, and also desktop support for Linux, macOS, and Windows. Trusted by thousands, deployed by multiple organizations in the ecosystem.


November 1, 2022 in Announcements

HoverGames 3 Land, Sky, Food Supply

NXP’s HoverGames design challenge is back! This time the contest theme is supporting sustainable food production by using mobile robotics technology.  Up to $9500 award money will be sponsored by…
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August 29, 2022 in Announcements

Open Source Robotics Meetup #1

Together with our partner communities from OpenCV and Open Robotics / ROS, we put together a long overdue meetup in the heart of San Francisco on August 11th. We were…
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July 28, 2022 in Announcements

Kittyhawk joins Dronecode

Kittyhawk today joins Dronecode to collaborate with the open-source community. The company behind the successful H2 experimental eVTOL joins as a Silver member. By becoming a member of the Dronecode…
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July 20, 2022 in Announcements

Report: Success at the PX4 Developer Summit 2022

Thanks to the fantastic community of developers that support the open-source drone ecosystem, the PX4 Developer Summit 2022 was a resounding success. Attendees gathered from around the globe to meet…
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Organizations join the Foundation to take an active role in supporting the growth and evolution of the open drone ecosystem.

"Setting the Standards in the Drone Industry with Open Source"





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