Yes! There is a thriving maker community on DIYDrones that does just that.
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No! It is and always will be fully open.
The community is thriving so we don't intend to fix something that isn't broken. The new structure should enable more companies to give resources and support the community.
As the PX4 project matured and was more widely adopted as part of the drone revolution, it became clear that the kind of professional management and governance that the Linux Foundation provides for other leading open source projects would help PX4 reach the next level of participation, performance and innovation. The combination of independence and a clear path for corporate participation and adoption while protecting open source ideals is something these projects have always been built on, and the experience and reputation of the Linux Foundation ensures that these will be embraced and preserved as the industry around them grows.
Dronecode encompasses projects that control flight, enabling mission planning, and otherwise make drone flight and advanced functionality possible. Dronecode development is done at the project level with coordinating and resource allocation performed by the TSC and the Board.
Initial Core Projects:
PX4 is an independent, open-source, open-hardware project aiming at providing a high-end autopilot to the academic, hobby and industrial communities (BSD licensed) at low costs and high availability. It is a complete hardware and software platform, much like a computer, and can run multiple autopilot applications. It is supported by the PIXHAWK Project of the Computer Vision and Geometry Lab of ETH Zurich (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) and by the Autonomous Systems Lab and the Automatic Control Laboratory as well from a number of individuals.