N-View is a network monitor for small and medium-sized networks. It features automatic scanning of subnets for host addresses, monitoring of ICMP responses from all hosts, signalling of timeouts and delays in the GUI and by mail, a portscanner, an SNMP client (MIB browser and trap receiver), a graphical display of network traffic for network interfaces, connectivity to hosts by telnet, HTTP browser, or an arbitrary external program (such as ssh), printing of network diagrams, automatic generation of HTML pages, and more.
YAFPC (Yet Another Free PDF-composer) can compose PDF documents from picture files and other PDF files, encrypt the created document, and send it to a given email address. YAFPC is designed to act as a command-line tool that combines with GhostScript to provide a network shared PDF printer which automatically adds letterheads, company-logos, watermarks, and Terms & Condition- pages to the printed documents, and then mails the document to the user who initiated the print job. It has a graphical user interface (GUI) for easy configuration and testing. Easy-to-use sample scripts for setting up a PDF-printer on Windows or Linux servers are included.
YAFPC-Appliance is a browser based management frontend for the PDF composer/printer/Mailer YAFPC. It comes with the General-Purpose Appliance System on a bootable CD in combination with an easy to use installation script. Once installed, any PC booted from this CD image can act as a PDF print server that provides an unlimited number of network shared virtual PDF printers. The system requirements are low; any older PC can be used. System configuration can be done via a Web browser from any workstation in the network. Virtual shared printers can be configured to apply letterheads, watermarks, cover pages, and appendixes to all printed documents. After printing, a document is sent to its owner by mail, can be accessed in a shared folder on the server, or can be stored in a shared network folder on some other machine.
Fingerprint GUI is a set of GUI tools for the use of fingerprint scanners on Linux systems. It enables the recording and checking of fingerprints of users and allows login and authentication of users by their fingerprint through its PAM module. An additional "fingerprintIdentifier" application can be used for customized (shell) scripts when users have to be identified or authenticated by their fingerprints. The system is based on device drivers from the "libfprint" project.
Re: Most likely violates GPL
After consulting a couple of experts I'm shure the Appliance has to be seen as "mere aggregation" of a shareware component with GPL'ed software corresponding to §2 of the GPL. To make this more clear I have made some changes to the current version 3.00: My own GPL'ed component YAFPC is not compiled into the appliance package any more; The preinstallation of the appliance was replaced by an installation script, thus the user must conform the installation first; And all GPL'ed software have been made public (incl. sources) on a new project homepage as "General-Purpose Appliance System" to be useable for other software appliances too.
Hope that nobody bothers me again with accusations about violating other licenses.
Re: Most likely violates GPL
> % Contains GPL software (e.g. a
> % GNU/Linux system, SAMBA, ...), but
> % not a single mention on the GPL on
> % website, and tells me, Linux et. al.
> % "freeware" (most likely
> % is a breach of the GPL because it
> % mislabels the license.) ...
> % Autor is well informed about the GPL,
> % he uses it in his other program
> % (YAFPC).
> % Relevant project administrators have
> % been informed.
> Perhaps they need to be informed again.
> :( This page
> least mentions the GPL now, but the GPL
> redistribution non-free software with
> software. If this guy doesn't stop
> soon, he may be hearing
> from lawyers...
I don't agree to this. But I'm not ready to take the risk of getting bothered by bloodthirsty lawers. Therefore the distribution of the program has been stopped and the project homepage has gone offline.
I'll try to get support from people who have better knowledge about GPL and can give me some advice about how I can continue the project. Maybe the project comes back after some clarifications.