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

May 5, 2020 in Announcements

Platinum member Auterion launches Skynode to accelerate the development of enterprise-ready applications. (Skynode by Auterion) Dronecode Member, Auterion, today announced the release of Skynode, a first-of-its-kind reference design that mixes companion-computer, the latest Pixhawk reference standard FMUv5X, and LTE connectivity. Skynode…
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December 18, 2019 in Announcements

NXP Semiconductors is pleased to support UAVCAN V1.0

The recently updated UAVCAN V1.0 protocol is an open lightweight protocol designed for reliable intra-vehicular communication in aerospace and robotic applications over CAN bus, Ethernet, and other robust transports. NXP…
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November 13, 2019 in Announcements

Copter Express joins Dronecode to support the open-source community.

Moscow based Copter Express today joins Dronecode to collaborate with the open-source community. The company behind the Clover Drone Kit joins as a Silver member. By becoming a member of…
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October 31, 2019 in Announcements

FLIR joins Dronecode to help create an open standard interface for thermal cameras

Dronecode Welcomes FLIR Systems as a Silver Member The US-based company brings the open-source community years of experience integrating thermal imaging sensors and other sensing solutions that expand situational awareness…
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