Monthly Archives: September 2012

NIST MINDTCT and Bozorth3 Review

This is a quick review of NIST NBIS biometric algorithms: the MINDTCT template extractor and the Bozorth3 matcher. NIST software is publicly available for download and it is apparently continuously developed to this day. I wrote this review before starting

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Fingerprint Recognition SDK Review

This is a concise review of biometric qualities of the opensource project Fingerprint recognition SDK. I’ve done this review when launching SourceAFIS project. I’ve meantime implemented many ideas from FR-SDK project, but there’s still something to learn. I am leaving

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Donate Fingerprints to SourceAFIS

Quality of matching can vary from device to device, because each fingerprint reader has unique characteristics that require different matching parameters. I would like to make SourceAFIS work smoothly with every single fingerprint reader available on the market. There’s already

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Projects Similar to SourceAFIS

Before starting to work on SourceAFIS, I have carefully investigated existing solutions for possible duplicates. I wanted to do something unique and in many ways better than what was available at the time. A side effect of my effort was

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BSD License

SourceAFIS is distributed under friendly permissive BSD license. This means that you can use SourceAFIS in commercial closed-source applications. SourceAFIS license is fully compatible with all other opensource licenses. You are of course allowed to modify the code and to

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Building Awesome Opensource Projects

SourceAFIS is undoubtedly a successful opensource project. Both in terms of popularity and technical quality. It’s the most popular opensource fingerprint recognition engine. It’s cleanly implemented and highly reliable. It was rapidly developed, testing limits of programmer productivity. It’s denting

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Choosing Blog Platform

The platform for SourceAFIS blog was a hard choice. There’s no satisfactory solution on the market. I ended up putting a self-managed WordPress on the free SourceForge project web servers. It’s the lesser evil of all the other alternatives. It

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Welcome to SourceAFIS Blog

Welcome to the official SourceAFIS blog. SourceAFIS has outgrown its wiki and there’s now a clear need for a fully featured website. Since contemporary CMS systems are a blend of blogging and static website building, SourceAFIS blog is at the

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