Elon Musk invokes the Spirit of Open Source

Elon Musk, the serial hi-tech entrepreneur and visionary that would give Steve Jobs a run for his money, has cited the Spirit of Open Source as the reason for freeing patents regarding the electric Tesla cars his company manufactures.

“We believe that applying the open source philosophy to our patents will strengthen rather than diminish Tesla’s position” he wrote in an entry posted to his blog yesterday.

Musk declares that he has found that patents tend to hinder rather than advance technological innovation and states that an open culture attracts more and better talent than a closed one.



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