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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.


July 28, 2022 in Announcements

Kittyhawk joins Dronecode

Kittyhawk today joins Dronecode to collaborate with the open-source community. The company behind the successful H2 experimental eVTOL joins as a Silver member. By becoming a member of the Dronecode…
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July 20, 2022 in Announcements

Report: Success at the PX4 Developer Summit 2022

Thanks to the fantastic community of developers that support the open-source drone ecosystem, the PX4 Developer Summit 2022 was a resounding success. Attendees gathered from around the globe to meet…
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July 16, 2022 in Announcements

In Memory of Stone White

This past week, we lost our dear friend, colleague, and true champion of the open source community. Stone White passed away suddenly in the company of his family. Stone was…
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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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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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