Tesla Motors releases all patents – not a joke – it’s true leadership
Neil Stevens’ Tech at Night post about patents on RedState must have struck a nerve with Tony Stark Elon Musk. His electric car company, Tesla Motors, has converted all their patents to open source. In a Tesla blog post All Our Patent Are Belong To You, Musk wrote:
Technology leadership is not defined by patents, which history has repeatedly shown to be small protection indeed against a determined competitor, but rather by the ability of a company to attract and motivate the world’s most talented engineers. We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position in this regard.
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Sen. Dan Coats wants to ban Russian arms buys. Good idea.
One US Senator is doing something both useful and smart, which today can be a rare confluence. Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) wants us to stop buying Russian arms. That’s a pretty good idea.
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The Blind Offers to Lead the Blind
Billionaire Elon Musk’s offer to help Boeing with its 787 Dreamliner battery issues is like a drowning man being offered rescue by a man who cannot swim. Musk, is the founder of Tesla Motors, the electric car company that received billions from the Obama Administration in its continuing failed effort to promote electric cars. Tesla was profiled in the New York Times for an incident | Read More »
$10 Per Gallon Gasoline?
That’s what Elon Musk wants, in order to make his all-electric Tesla roadster more competitive in the new car market: Tesla CEO Elon Musk is speaking right now at Wired Live. What’s he saying? For starters, he wants to buy a car factory from a Detroit automaker so he can produce 100,000 cars per year. More craziness below. So it’s nice that Musk has such | Read More »