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Old Jun 13th 2014, 07:54 PM
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Elon Musk on Tesla Electric Car: “All Our Patents Are Belong To You”

In a blog post entitled “All Our Patents Are Belong To You”, Elon Musk has once again done something revolutionary; opened Tesla’s patents for use by any other automaker. This guy is the real deal.

When’s the last time a billionaire CEO quoted an Internet meme in a blog post decrying the nature of patents and actively encouraging competitors to copy their own success?
“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. Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology.”

Wow. This is really interesting stuff and really could make a big difference for electric cars since Tesla makes some of the best electric battery technology out there.

Sidenote: I well remember the origin of this meme on the net oh so many years ago. It comes from a video game with bad translation of Japanese original text (All your bases are belong to us! in the English version).
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