Fingerprint scanning project report published

My fprint fingerprint scanning efforts formed my final year Computer Science project at The University of Manchester.

The source code for this project has been available on SourceForge from early on (GPL-2/LGPL-2 licenses). I’ve now completed and submitted a comprehensive project report (similar to a dissertation) for academic assessment, and I’m making this available under a Creative Commons license. You can find the report here.

Creative Commons License

The report is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.0 UK: England & Wales License.

The academic project is now complete, but I plan to continue development as time permits. There is a lot to be done, and I have already made some good progress on moving libusb-1.0 closer to release.

3 Responses to “Fingerprint scanning project report published”

  1. Donnie Berkholz Says:

    Why no derivatives? Seems like people might want to derive project documentation or further work from yours.

  2. nightmorph Says:

    Interesting report! You’ve made lots of progress on the project; exciting stuff when the big distros want to include it by default.

    So that’s how ThinkFinger can ask for either a password or a print. I had wondered. Bit of a kludge, eh?

    Now my last remaining puzzler for pam_fprint is why GDM can use fprint (or ThinkFinger) for login, but SLiM cannot. Perhaps it’s related to the hackery used by ThinkFinger? Maybe that’s why ThinkFinger “works” so well.

  3. michel Says:

    plz .. can u help me by sending me the previous work on finger print ( previous projects done)
    thx for help

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