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Comment: What about the shareholders? (Score 4, Informative) 211

by ccb621 (#47224375) Attached to: Tesla Releases Electric Car Patents To the Public
Elon Musk owns about 23% of Tesla stock ( and the board of directors probably owns another significant stake. The rest of the shareholders, myself included, don't have much of a voice. Honestly, I am fine with this. I don't know anything about running a car company or building electric vehicles, and I doubt the company leadership would do anything to lose their own money. Tesla is one of the few companies I trust because their motives have always seemed altruistic (aside from the obvious capitalistic qualities of any corporation).

Comment: Re:Biggest question that has not been asked: (Score 1) 175

by ccb621 (#42693899) Attached to: Have Questions For MIT's Aaron Swartz Review?

What steps has MIT taken to to ensure that the something like this will never happen again?

And, in case there is any confusion, I am not referring to steps to protect data, but instead to keep a student from being persecuted by federal authorities with the full support of the university.

He was not an MIT student or affiliated with MIT in any capacity. MIT has no obligation to protect a physical and electronic trespasser.

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