The Linux Foundation to host an open source project for drone aviation interoperability A few hours ago, The Linux Foundation announced who will organize the project InterUSS Platform Open Source Project with the intention of enable reliable, secure and scalable interoperability between UAS Service Providers (USS) that promotes safe, equitable and efficient drone operations. Initial contributors include both industry and regulatory organizations Wing, AirMap, Uber, and the Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation (FOCA).

The fact is that, as happened in the streets of cities, the sky is filling with traffic. Trying to drive innovation and ensure safety, aviation regulators around the world are implementing UASTraffic Management (UTM, also known as U-Space) to support rapidly growing and highly diverse drone operations. Under the UTM, a group of USS assist drone operators to carry out safe and correct operations.

The Linux Foundation wants the skies to be safer

The USS They can provide overlay airspace services and share data when needed to support services such as strategic flight plan misconfliction and remote identification, and the industry is developing standards for this data sharing through organizations such as ASTM International. The project InterUSS provides a forum for collaboration and development of standards-compliant open source implementations that facilitate communication in the UTM / U-Space environment.

Mike Dolan, vice president of strategic programs at The Linux Foundation, explains it like this:

Drones and their interoperability represent one of the most important areas of innovation in the technology industry. We are excited to support the InterUSS platform and the global developer community to advance drone operations around the world.

The Linux Foundation will use a open governance model, which includes a Technical Advisory Council (TAC) comprised of a variety of technical stakeholders in the drone space. Project inclusion will be determined by a review and curation process administered by the TAC.

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