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Tesla releases some of its software to comply with open source rules

Tmakes some of the most popular electric vehicles out there and the systems in those cars rely on open source software for operating systems and features. Some of that open source software that is used in Tesla products has a license agreement that requires Tesla to at least offer the user access to the source code. Tesla hasn’t been making that offer.

In a move to get compliant with the license agreements, Tesla has begun to release some software components that might prove very useful to Tesla hackers and security researchers. The Software Freedom Conservancy says that it has been pressuring Tesla to get compliant with the software licenses for years. It notes that it has received multiple reports of GPL violations regarding the Model S software that uses BusyBox and Linux…