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Tesla celebrates its open patent stance in the most obvious way possible

Above: "OEMS: All Our Patent Are Belong to You," declares Tesla's new "patent wall."

Image Credit: Illustration by Eric Blattberg / VentureBeat

Tesla Motors’ headquarters used to boast a wall full of patents. Now it looks a bit different.

Tesla’s new art is an inversion of “All Your Base Are Belong To Us,” a classic Internet meme referencing the poorly translated grammar of 1989 video game Zero Wing.

A week ago, CEO Elon Musk announced that Tesla would let companies infringe on its patents to “help clear a path to the creation of compelling electric vehicles.” In a statement called “All Our Patent Are Belong To You,” he promised not to initiate patent lawsuits against anyone who wants to use Tesla’s technology “in good faith.” (Here’s what Tesla’s ‘good faith’ patent stance actually means.)

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21 comments
Aaron Thecomicbookjerk Gabbard
Aaron Thecomicbookjerk Gabbard

The government will never allow fully electric cars to be mainstream the war for oil is just to profitable for them, hence the reason marijuana is illegal imagine how hemp oil could have change the fuel economy

Shane Halpin
Shane Halpin

So, does anyone know the implications of releasing the patents? I haven't heard much about what's actually going to happen next.

Brumbpo Tungus
Brumbpo Tungus

Jesus Christ that maymay is like from the 1950s.

Sameer Singh
Sameer Singh

I hope it came along with a trap music remix to the original soundtrack Alex Zaliznyak Marc Doucette

Craig Breslin
Craig Breslin

Haha oh my good lord this is fucking brilliant!