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! What if someone already has intellectual property rights in technology that might be used in the car. Can they get involved?
There is no need for someone to surrender their rights if they collaborate with the open source design process. Many parts of the car will be protected by patents or other rights. For example, the fuel cell Riversimple has used in its technology demonstrator is owned and patented by a Singaporean-based company. Similarly the electric motors, the tyres, the steering wheel and many of the electronic components were obtained from third party suppliers who have made no commitment to make their technology available under an open source license. Much of the detailed designs for the car will be made available under an open source license but certainly not all.
The parts of the design which are owned by Riversimple will be licensed for free to the 40 Fires Foundation. Riversimple and other members of the community will then collaborate to design the production prototype of the vehicle. Virtually all of the design activity for the vehicle will take place within the framework of 40 Fires. Riversimple will employ its own engineers and is not bound to follow what the community decides, but it will be very influential.
If the community believes a particular technology or a particular component is suitable for the vehicle then it will be considered. Where there is a choice, it is likely that a technology which is available under an open source license will be preferred but in many cases one will not be available.
The owner of a technology can propose the technology to the 40 Fires community and provide enough information (including the commercial terms under which the technology might be available) so that the community can make a decision about whether this is the best technology for the car. Any manufacturer (such as Riversimple) choosing to make the car can then enter into an agreement directly with the rights owner to buy components or use the technology in the car.
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