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Bug#460493: ITP: libfprint -- fingerprint library of fprint project

Package: wnpp
Owner: Emfox Zhou <EmfoxZhou@gmail.com>
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libfprint
  Version         : 0.0.5
  Upstream Author : 
* URL or Web page : http://reactivated.net/fprint/wiki/Libfprint
* License         : LGPL 2.1
  Description     : fingerprint library of fprint project

The fprint project aims to plug a gap in the Linux desktop: support for consumer
fingerprint reader devices.

Previously, Linux support for such devices has been scattered amongst different
projects (many incomplete) and inconsistent in that application developers would
have to implement support for each type of fingerprint reader separately. For
more information on where we came from, see the project history page.

We're trying to change that by providing a central system to support all the
fingerprint readers we can get our hands on. The software is open source and in
the long term we're shooting for adoption by distributions, integration into
common desktop environments, etc.

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