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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.


February 1, 2023 in Announcements

Sunflower Labs Joins Dronecode

Sunflower Labs today joins Dronecode to continue supporting the open-source community. They are the creators of the Beehive, a powerful drone-in-a-box solution for security applications. They are a long time…
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January 24, 2023 in Announcements, Releases

The latest Pixhawk Open Standards are Now Available FMUv6X & FMUv6C

The beauty of open source is that innovation is fueled by a group of individuals coming together around a common goal to build a shared resource. Then, individuals innovate on…
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January 17, 2023 in Announcements

Watts Innovations Joins Dronecode

Watts Innovations today joins Dronecode to collaborate with the open-source community. They are the creators of PRISM SKY, which DroneUp uses for drone deliveries. By joining the Dronecode Foundation, they…
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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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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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