Dronecode membership grows almost 3x this year

We're adding Dronecode members faster than we can update the website ;-) We'll be at nearly 50 companies by the end of the year, a three-fold increase since this time last year. Great work is being done by the PX4 and APM teams, and integration with ROS is already paying dividends. The Airspace Management Working Group is focused on making the Dronecode stacks ready for emerging rules on drone integration into the airspace. The Messaging Working Group is extending MAVLink 2.0 to the cloud. And the Hardware Working Group is expanding the stack from small racing copter boards all the way up to high-powered computer vision platforms. 

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Comment by Gary Mortimer on December 24, 2015 at 10:54am

Its going to be very interesting to see where all this leads. The rate of change since this site started is amazing, ten years are yet to pass!


3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 24, 2015 at 11:09am

And the growth here has been nice and steady, too:

Comment by Marc Dornan on December 25, 2015 at 7:21pm
I would love to understand what this means. Are these companies going to pay developers to work on open source code? Has any company other than 3DR funded developers to contribute to the codebase significantly?

3D Robotics
Comment by Chris Anderson on December 25, 2015 at 7:40pm

Like all the other Linux Foundation projects, the member companies contribute developers and code to the project (the direct funding just goes for administrative costs, such as conferences and developer meetups. Qualcomm in particular has been investing a lot into Dronecode support for the Snapdragon Flight board, which will be released when that board is.  Other companies such as Parrot and EMLID are contributing code to support their own hardware, which is the normal model for Linux Foundation members.

Comment by Marc Dornan on December 25, 2015 at 11:43pm
Ok. Thanks for the clarification. At this point I am leaning towards Linux and Emlid.

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