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 25, 2021 in Announcements

AmovLab joins Dronecode Foundation to join effort in open standards adoption

By joining Dronecode Foundation, AmovLab hopes to expand its market to the global developer community and share its experience developing hardware projects and products. “We want to design more integrated…
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February 11, 2021 in Announcements

2020 Contributor Report — Celebrating one big year of open source

At the Dronecode Foundation, we are really excited to celebrate another terrific year of contributions to the open-source projects under our umbrella. Last year we received tremendous support from our…
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February 2, 2021 in Announcements

Dronecode Foundation Announces Appointment of New Board Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, February 3, 2020 – The Dronecode Foundation, the vendor-neutral Foundation for open source drone projects, announced three new directors elected to its Board of Directors. The Board of…
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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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Organizations join the Foundation to take an active role in supporting the growth and evolution of the open drone ecosystem.

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