The recent move by Elon Musk to open thousands of Tesla’s patents to the public probably left you wondering, “What the heck is all this fuss about?” or “Why would people care so much about Tesla’s patents?”
Ultimately, it’s about what could be a great benefit for you (and me), the consumer -- and by that, I don’t mean all the coverage around how this will be good for the electric automobile industry. Though that is certainly true, there’s a lot more to it than that.
By making this move, Musk has really set a precedent for why all technology companies should consider going down the same path. Why? Because “open” environments benefit the entire ecosystem -- the companies, the consumers and the industry at large.