‘Technology is just an extension to quality content’
What are open source technologies?
Open source software development is peer production by collaboration, with the end-product, source-material, and documentation available for free. Open source is often clubbed with free software, creating a new category called free and open source software (FOSS), which offers instantaneous advantages of affordability and long-term stability with respect to system maintenance. Our product Computer Masti, built around open source and FOSS-based applications, is an extensive research-based product, created at IIT Bombay, for effectively teaching computers in schools. It is designed as a series of text books, after an understanding of the curriculum suitable for primary and secondary school students. We have plugged in Computer Masti in about 78 schools and have been able to reduce their expenditure on software and licences by 80%.
Do you intend to stick to computer training?
Yes we intend to stick to computer training as that is our core service area. In an age where computer literacy is a must and given the fact that IT sector is one of the major contributors to India’s GDP, we would like to provide a level playing field to the children from an early age. Even after making computer training mandatory
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