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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.


November 9, 2023 in Events

Post Event Report: The PX4 Community Takes Flight In New Orleans

The Dronecode community came together to celebrate another successful year at the PX4 Developer Summit in New Orleans on October 21-22. Hosted next to ROSCon 2023 with the generous help…
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October 20, 2023 in Announcements

Introducing the new PX4 Autonomy Developer Kit by ModalAIⓇ

The PX4 Autonomy Developer Kit by ModalAI, Inc. is the latest development kit for the PX4 Autopilot, tailored for those at the forefront of autonomous navigation solutions. Powered by the…
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September 22, 2023 in Announcements

Welcome ARK Electronics as a Silver Member

ARK Electronics has joined Dronecode to reaffirm its commitment to open source and to continue its support of the open drone hardware community. ARK Electronics is excited to finally join…
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August 11, 2023 in Announcements

Meeting the PX4 Community at Commercial UAV Expo

For years now, the Dronecode team has regularly attended the Commercial UAV Expo in Las Vegas. We travel to the event annually to take advantage of the opportunity to meet…
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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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