We are setting the standards in the drone industry with open-source.

The Dronecode Foundation fosters communities and innovation throughopen-standardsusingopen-source. Dronecode is avendor-neutral foundationfor open source drone projects. We are a US-based non-profit under the Linux Foundation and provideopen sourcegovernance,infrastructure,andservicesto 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.


April 29, 2021inAnnouncements

Announcing the Pixhawk Payload Bus 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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March 5, 2021inAnnouncements

Viewpro joins the Dronecode Foundation to collaborate on Gimbal and Camera payload Open Standards

Viewpro joins as a Silver member to collaborate with the community and accelerate the development of Open Standards that enable stable, practical, and highly cost-effective payloads for industrial and commercial…
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March 4, 2021inAnnouncements

Gold Member NXP: HoverGames 2 Winners Announced

The HoverGames Challenge 2 "Help Drones, Help Others During Pandemics" has officially ended, and we have the final results. We couldn't be happier with the level of participation from the…
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March 4, 2021inAnnouncements

Gumstix Joins the Dronecode Foundation to support the Open Standard efforts driving the Drone Industry.

Gumstix joins the Dronecode Foundation as a Silver member to collaborate closely with members on the next generation Pixhawk Open Standards, bringing their years of experience in the Linux space…
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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"