Article: What Will DoD Do About Open Source Drones?

Hardware, Open Manufacturing

What Will DoD Do About Open Source Drones?

David Benowitz is the Head of Research at Drone Analyst, an independent research and consultancy firm focused solely on the drone ecosystem. “What I really wanted to speak about and share with the audience is the open source drone ecosystem, a community that I have been digging into over the past few weeks.

We just released a recent report about it, and what fascinates, I think a lot of people, most who just come into the industry is — we’re all familiar with DEI hardware and kind of this branded hardware that’s very proprietary — much of these open source flight controllers, like our pilot, actually predate the availability of kind of off-the-shelf consumer hardware and even the commercial viability of the whole market.

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