I had to read the post more than twice to make double sure it wasn’t some kinda Onion thing, but there we have it.
Elon Musk has taken down all Tesla patents to open up the EV industry. He’s actually inviting competition and is offering up whatever he can to move it along, it seems. And I think what he’s done makes me feel better, especially about stuff like this (Ce qui la baise, Amazon…?). And, of course, about larger matters regarding the air and what we’re doing to it.
[special mention: Earth, Water, Heart and Wheeler with the Fire, but only if he’s careful today]
And I see his point. He says something about how his competition isn’t really the other EV manufacturers out there (of which there are hardly any), but rather the regular gasoline car industry. I agree with that. His remarks outline that he’d sooner take on the problems that petroleum consumption creates, rather than play ‘lawyer’s lottery’ with those who are just trying to reach the same goals he is. I like how he compared it to not wanting to “lay intellectual property landmines” to inhibit others. Nicely put.
[special mention: e-Rally]
I’m probably coming off sounding ever-so-slightly apprehensive though, mostly because I’ve never heard of this kind of thing before. A corporate leader doing something potentially financially backward in the name of intellectual progress? Actually looking further than his stock portfolio and towards the larger picture? A suit with a heart inside and a brain under his hat? I don’t like to say this, but what’s the catch? Let’s be honest, the guy’s a multi-billionaire. His pocket can take the hit, but what about investors? Will this be Tesla’s Achilles? Hard to say. Time will tell.
[special mention: Thetis. Oh, girrrrrrrl. It’s not your fault. You tried. Your boy shouldn’t have been fighting like that anyway.]
In the meantime, I’m happy for what this could mean. Anything in the name of Open Source garners my approval (which I’ve decided is the emotional equivalent of you receiving one large bowl of nachos, one beer [bark ‘cerveza’ at me one more time and I’m having the other five. At least use the Spanish accent if you’re gonna be pedantic, elastic ass. Sassy in the face of a free dinner, aren’t you?] and possibly even taquitos for afters because nobody likes being told off during meal times and being a weenie is exhausting work). That is to say, I’m super pleased (and kinda hungry).
I think Nikola Tesla would be proud.
RSVP: Yes /
No / Maybe
Let’s not wait.