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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