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.


August 31, 2020 in Announcements

Congratulations to Members AirMap and ModalAI for receiving a U.S. DoD grant, Auterion awarded as a subcontractor.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) announced $13.4 million in Title III investments as part of the national response to COVID-19, and to support the domestic small unmanned aerial system…
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August 28, 2020 in Announcements

Welcome Sojourn as Silver Member

We welcome Sojourn as a Silver member to the Dronecode Foundation. Founded by Sven Mesecke and Matt Freie in 2019, Sojourn is a ground-breaking computer vision and supply chain platform…
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August 21, 2020 in Announcements

Welcome Airial Robotics as Silver Member

We welcome Airial Robotics as a new silver member.  Airial Robotics develops Gyrotrak technology that combines the advantages of the helicopter and gyrocopter. The team strives to produce high payload…
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July 29, 2020 in Announcements

Welcome Iris Automation as Silver Member

Iris Automation Joins the Dronecode Foundation to help push forward regulations and collaborate with the community on new safe drone operations standards. We are tremendously excited to welcome Iris Automation…
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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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