#Tesla Abandons Its Patents, Aims to Spur Electric Car Revolution

Tesla Abandons Its Patents, Aims to Spur Electric Car Revolutionfrom grist.org: Tesla, maker of the most critically acclaimed car ever, is going open source. Every patent that the Silicon Valley electric-car pioneer has ever secured will now be available for any company in the world to use, free of charge. “Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who, in good faith, wants to use our technology,Tesla CEO Elon Musk wrote in a blog post published Thursday. “Our true competition is not the small trickle of non-Tesla electric cars being produced, but rather the enormous flood of gasoline cars pouring out of the world’s factories every day.