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.


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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September 13, 2021 in Announcements

Announcing the Pixhawk FMUv5X Open Standard

The Latest member of the Pixhawk FMU Family The new generation of Pixhawk FMU brings the proven features from previous generations to a hardened form factor. We are building on…
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September 12, 2021 in Announcements

Toward a more secure, resilient, and safer PX4 Autopilots System

Sponsored blog post by TII As our world becomes increasingly digital with a greater reliance than ever on sophisticated technology such as AI and autonomous drones for everything from reconnaissance…
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August 19, 2021 in Announcements

TII joins Dronecode Foundation to enhance the security and resilience of unmanned aerial vehicles

Technology Innovation Institute (TII) is now working directly with our members in the security space, bringing to the forefront their efforts and experience over the years in drone technology. TII…
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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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