All their patents are belong to us

tesla-logo1.jpg.662x0_q100_crop-scaleHave been reading about open innovation, open source, crowdsourcing during these days. These definitions share some territories, but usually, when their application is analyzed from  companies perspective there is a prevalent strategy. Open and sourcing are employed as outside-in approaches rather than  inside-out approaches. This means that knowledge acquisition from outside is embodied in companies’ philosophy to be then transformed into products and services. Revenues remain internal, not open.

I did not read much about the other way around. Well, yesterday Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO surprised me. All Tesla’s patents are now open source.

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