From riversimple's website:
Open source design and development. By licensing designs to an independent open source foundation, the 40 Fires Foundation, engineers and designers from around the world can help develop the vehicles and any manufacturer around the world can make them.
Have broader company ownership. The corporate structure of Riversimple is designed to ensure that all stakeholders in the enterprise have a voice in the governance of the business and share in the benefits of its success.Go the riversimple homepage.