PX4 is an open-source drone ecosystem: a group of contributors committed to the transparency and philosophy of open source technology systems. The Dronecode Year in Review report includes metrics on the contributors who write the code, and a transparent look into the funding sources and expenditures of the Dronecode Foundation. “The goal of the report is to act as a barometer for the open-source segment of the drone industry and illuminate the work of the individual contributors, academic institutions, and companies that make it run,” says the Foundation.
The Growth of Open Source Drone Platforms
One of the interesting metrics that the report provides is information on who is working on the open source drone ecosystem. Auterion, the company led by PX4 creator Lorenz Meier, led contributions: but the entire pool of contributors has grown dramatically over the last 2 years.
The growth in contributors translates into the growth in open source powered drones, like the…