Tesla just went open source

Wow. Colleagues and I were recently discussing the practicalities of implementing an electric car infrastructure and while the standardization of batteries was highlighted as a necessary step to implementation, the complete release of Tesla’s patents is rather remarkable. And I appreciated the “all your base are belong to us” meme! Elon Musk has mirrored Tesla’s himself whereby Tesla gave up his patents for a nominal sum in order to support Westinghouse during the 1907 Knickerbocker Panic.