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.


January 5, 2021 in Announcements

Timatec joining Dronecode Foundation to advance open framework drone technologies utilization in Korea

Timatec joining Dronecode Foundation to advance distributing software for ground control station and drone utilization in Korea.
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November 25, 2020 in Announcements

Ainstein enabled new Drone Water Sampling application with its radar technology

Last year, our Silver Member Ainstein launched their 2nd generation of object detection sensors. Since then, the team has been working with many different drone service providers in enabling them…
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November 25, 2020 in Announcements

Elections for the 2021 Board of Directors

Community and members of the Dronecode Foundation, as the year comes to an end, we are wrapping up our 2020 plan and set up the foundation for next year. Following…
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November 22, 2020 in Announcements

Introducing DS-015 UAVCAN Drone Standard

DS-015 UAVCAN Drone Standard, which defines the standardized application layer for drones and the suitable physical connectivity layer optimized for unmanned vehicles using UAVCAN v1 networks, is now available on…
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Organizations join the Foundation to take an active role in supporting the growth and evolution of the open drone ecosystem.

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