Can anyone put together a server like this?
Of course, we create, use, maintain and contribute to the open source technologies that are part of this solution. If we can do it then anyone can, but there is no precedent of the same as yet that is available in the public domain and hence we clearly doubt that it will be this well made.
Now, if you may ask – that how do we plan to sustain in the face of competition? We recognise and realise these facts -
- We believe that every school needs and deserves a device like the MSS, hence even if there were 100 more players, it will only result in a better world with more empowered educationists at the pace that the world needs. We alone will never be able to do it all.
- But we also know that even if someone were to start making it today, our contributions to the core technology ingredients of this solution and first-hand know-how shall always keep us ahead in providing unmatched value addition. And we shall strive hard to remain the leaders.
Why is the My sCool Server built on Linux?
Imparting education using Linux, hence the open source ecosystem has its manifold benefits including freedom to choose, innovate and scale. This is apart from the several financial benefits. With the rapid adoption of Linux and its variants in ...
Can the MSS solution be patented?
Yes, it can be, but nothing in this solution will be patented as we are proudly open source and shall remain so as we love the pace of innovation that this anti-patent model offers. Also to make a clear distinction between innovation and invention, ...
Isn't this the same old thin-client technology?
Short answer – No. For more details read on. The solution is predominantly “fat-client” technology. The difference lies in where the computation is done. Unlike thin-client, wherein the computation happens only on the server side, in fat-client all ...
Do we need to purchase any license for the server or Client Access Licenses (CAL)?
No, GNU/Linux distribution has been used to create the server. It uses open source licenses and all the applications are governed by their own licenses. Freedom granted by those are applicable to the use of this server. See Also Do we need to ...
Can the My sCool Server be installed on hardware provided by the school?
The team at Recherche has taken great pains to bring to you a standard appliance configuration with an optimised hardware and software combination. It is with the aim to pass on the benefits of the economies of scale that we have achieved. Yet, the ...