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 17, 2021 in Announcements, Releases

The New Pixhawk FMUv6U Open Standard

Dronecode Foundation members develop Pixhawk Open Standards to drive interoperability of the drone ecosystem through open-source. The DF facilitates an open process to develop the open standards. The standards enable…
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June 8, 2021 in Announcements

Dronecode Foundation Community Survey 2021

State of the Community 2021 Survey Complete the Questionnaire for a 20% discount on our store Community, the Dronecode Foundation Community Survey is an effort to get to know you…
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June 3, 2021 in Announcements

Introducing the new Dronecode Foundation Store

Get the latest PX4 merch from the official store, and help sustain the open-source Community. We are finally launching our merch store. After years of only having shirts and decals…
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May 31, 2021 in Announcements

The Drone Industry voted to recognize our Program Manager as Airwards Industry Impactor.

Our Program Manager wins Airwards Industry Impactor Award. Congratulations to our program manager Ramón Roche for winning the Airwards People's Choice award for Industry Impactor. We are delighted 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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