Building a sustainable open source ecosystem for critical Drone components

Dronecode is a nonprofit hosted under the Linux Foundation, dedicated to fostering open-source components and their communities. Working with top developers, end-users, and adopting vendors to create opportunities for collaboration.


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, autopilots and companion computers. Covers the basics needed to safely operate a modern drone and allows for 3rd party customization.


Feature complete and fully customizable control station for MAVLink based Drones. The project releases stable apps available in the iOS and Android app stores, and also offers desktop support for Linux, macOS and Windows.


The MAVSDK project is a standards-compliant MAVLink Library with APIs for commonly used programming languages like C++, Swift, and Python. It’s the easiest way to integrate with drones over MAVLink, trusted by leading organizations in the industry.


Active Working Groups

Dronecode Hardware Work Group

The Dronecode hardware working group intends to help drive open standards in the drone industry, find new areas of collaboration, and ensure there's alignment between hardware and software interoperability.

Join the Hardware Working Group

The workgroup works with the Pixhawk project to develop new hardware standards to help drive the industry forward through open collaboration.

Recent news

June 18, 2020 in Announcements

HoverGames Challenge 2: by Gold member NXP

After the great success of the first HoverGames challenge “Fight Fire with Flyers,” the Drone team at NXP set out to inspire developers once again to help others by polishing…
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June 17, 2020 in Announcements

Qualcomm Releases the Robotics RB5 Platform, following the CE Specification from Gold Member 96Boards for rapid prototyping

Qualcomm, a longtime ecosystem partner of PX4, released the Qualcomm Robotics RB5 platform. The first of its kind to bring together 5G and AI to empower developers and manufacturers to…
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June 16, 2020 in Announcements

Welcome 96Boards as Gold member of Dronecode

96Boards and Dronecode have come together to collaborate on open drone standards. To further strengthen the relationship between 96Boards and Dronecode, 96Boards is pleased to announce that the company has…
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June 15, 2020 in Announcements

VOXL Flight by Silver member ModalAI, an open-development platform for autonomous drone navigation

The San Diego based ModalAI spun out of Qualcomm® in 2018 and is leveraging the five years of prior research and development in the drone industry.  The team at ModalAI…
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