From my understanding this will be done with python scripts?
We love python ;). We are also putting special effort in adopting several robotics standards for making it easily accessible. In the short term you would be able to use ROS and many other frameworks.
For example, this weekend i played around (of course with academic interest ;)) with Snoopy. Quite amazing the results.
Do you see it as being something along the lines of airwave autopilots, but totally open and affordable?
Yes, we do. Totally.
We’ve been building drones for the last years and we want to share the experience of unboxing a fully functional and ready Linux drone inside :).