Can it build on its own? Yes. No one else can build on top of it. This is not a P2P product.
Can I use the code to build a larger product? Yes, with the same conditions (that it has no dependencies) as with a P2P product.
An official, at first hesitant about the use of the term, later made it public and began using it himself. “We are not against the idea of free education, but we are against the ideology that supports education as a public good,” the chief of staff in the ministry, Manmohan Singh, said. “Our primary duty is to our nation. We are not in this for money or power.”
With the country in dire straits economically, a lot of the burden of government spending is falling exclusively on the shoulders of those who are young, fit and well-off. The young are the richest; the fittest. So many of them are working that India’s per capita disposable income per capita has been about $400 a year, almost half that of the United States, and less than that of Japan and, in the midst of a severe shortage of doctors, Europe.
The government’s education system, which has been growing steadily, is not only becoming increasingly selective of students but also failing its goal of building a broad and sophisticated social base.
In India, the number of schoolchildren enrolled exceeds the number of university graduates; there are more than 10 million students for school but only around 2 million for university.
The National Council for Educational Research in Education, based in Bangalore, calls for raising this number to 2.2 million in 2010-11 and then more, a goal it says will require India to increase annual per capita spending on primary and secondary education at least $40,000.
To get there, India’s government has put education at the center of its economy by bringing it firmly under the budget of the central government, and by making it accessible to any Indian who has a bank account, phone number to call and Internet access. The system is so tightly woven into India’s system of political organization that its implementation is almost a matter of course.
The government has set up numerous local academies and free schools, some of them government-operated but all of them operated by private agencies. The government has spent $10 billion on these schools since the end of 2000.
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