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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.


May 25, 2023 in Announcements

Welcome the New Board of Directors Representing Silver and Gold Members

We would like to welcome two Board members elected to serve as representatives of silver and gold members: Gerald Peklar and Chad Sweet. The election was held over the past…
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April 28, 2023 in Announcements

HoverGames Season 3 Winners Announced

The HoverGames 3 challenge kicked off on October 6th, 2022, run by Gold member NXP Semiconductor and our partner, as an effort to help developers innovate using world-class technology…
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April 24, 2023 in Announcements

Announcing the 2023 PX4 Developer Summit by Dronecode Foundation

Are you a software or hardware developer working with drones? Are you interested in contributing to the future of autonomous flight?  The 2023 PX4 Autopilot Developer Summit is the perfect…
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April 20, 2023 in Announcements

DroneBlocks Joins Dronecode

DroneBlocks has joined Dronecode to better integrate open source technologies into STEM classroom environments. They have created software, drone simulation, and a custom tailored curriculum laser-focused on making it as…
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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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