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.


June 14, 2022 in Announcements, Events

Open Source: The Only Way Upward

Blog sponsored by Auterion, PX4 Developer Summit 2022 Sponsor Pixhawk and PX4 are now ubiquitous drone technologies. They help create an ecosystem of interoperability which leads to users having more…
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April 26, 2022 in Announcements

Setting the course for 2022 and beyond

At the Dronecode Foundation, we have been advocating for the use and development of open technologies in the drone industry for the past seven years, with a clear focus on…
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October 27, 2021 in Announcements

Silver Member Viewpro launches all-new Powerful 4K Payload Camera “Q20KTIR.”

After five months of product development, the team at Viewpro is finally ready to launch this powerful 4K dual-sensor drone gimbal camera - Q20KTIR. Viewpro focuses on research and development…
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October 15, 2021 in Announcements, Events

Highlights from the PX4 Developer Summit 2021

The 2021 edition of the PX4 Developer Summit was a huge success, made possible by the amazing community who came together. The Dronecode Foundation (DF) is incredibly proud to have…
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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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