Elon Musk & Tesla Making Company Patents “Open Source”
In a blog post on Tesla’s website, Elon Musk has announced that Tesla’s patents “have been removed [from the company lobby], in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology.” If that wasn’t clear enough, he goes on to say “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”
As the reasoning behind it, he posts “Tesla Motors was created to accelerate the advent of sustainable transport. If we clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles, but then lay intellectual property landmines behind us to inhibit others, we are acting in a manner contrary to that goal.”
Bravo Elon Musk & Tesla!