Having seen the serious need for a "Looma-like" device, we decided our mission would be to create a classroom-ready prototype. We have achieved this. With our partners we are demonstrating its merit in Nepal's schools and are seeking for- and non-profits and government education systems worldwide to
adopt and grow it into a standard education product.
Partners will need to address the elements of hardware, distribution and servicing; software development and technical support, content development, teacher training, the UI (user interface), advocacy and local (national) leadership.
Our Open-source Philosophy
Looma is developed for use by anyone, anywhere.
Looma’s hardware and software designs are licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA License [https://creativecommons.org/licenses/], which requires attribution (“BY”) of the originators of the design (VTS) and “like" licensing (“SA” means “share-alike”) of improvements made to the design. There are no royalties for using the design.
Anyone can take the design files and make Loomas, provided they honor the CC BY-SA terms.
Content, such as media files, included on Looma comes from third-party sources. Content on Looma is expected to be freely usable with no costs or royalties.