The Dronecode Project is an open source, collaborative project that brings together existing and future open source drone projects under a nonprofit structure governed by The Linux Foundation. The result will be a common, shared open source platform for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles UAVs.
Dronecode will encourage the development of open source consumer and commercial UAV software by building and supporting a community of developers and providing them the resources and tools to help them innovate. The ultimate goal is to maximize adoption of the project’s code for the benefit of users with cheaper, better, and more reliable UAV software. The platform has already been adopted by many of the organizations on the forefront of drone technology, including HobbyKing, PrecisionHawk, Walkera, among others.
Dronecode creates a neutral and transparent body that will leverage a contribution-based meritocracy that allows other parties and developers to influence and participate in the development and direction of the software. The project will provide coordination and prioritize funding for initiatives. Dronecode serves as a trusted and neutral home to become the de facto standard platform for drone/robotics open projects. By partnering with The Linux Foundation, the Dronecode community will have access to collaboration best practices and resources to spread the reach of collaboratively-developed and open software.