Tesla's patentwall before it was demolished. Photo by Steve Jurvetson. Elon Musk just gave away all Tesla's patens to the Open Source community. Whoah. Tesla's patentwall before it was demolished. Photo by Steve Jurvetson. Yesterday, there was a wall of Tesla patents in the lobby of our Palo Alto headquarters. That is no longer the case. They have been removed, in the spirit of the open source movement, for the advancement of electric vehicle technology. — Elon Musk This is just amazing. Linked.