You could also bug Columbia about releasing NINJa . I attempted to get them to do so several times when I worked there, but no luck. Oh the bureaucratic fear of open source.
 http://www.columbia.edu/acis/facilities/printers/ninja.html On Mon, Feb 08, 2010 at 03:32:12PM -0600, Francis Kayiwa wrote: > On 2/8/10 3:09 PM, Ryan Eby wrote: > >I'm interested in knowing what everyone is using for print management > >and cost recovery for public printing. We're currently using Pharos > >but I'd like to see what else is out there. I don't really have any > >requirements other than preferably available separate from any > >computer management system. Mostly just interested in what is out > >there and personal opinions of the product. > > > >I'd be especially interested in any OSS options. I've come across a > >few CUPS/lpr based systems (http://print.ncsu.edu/ and > >http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1027802.1027849) but there doesn't appear > >to be any code release associated with them. > > Got the following response: > > <verbatim> > Francis, > > The person you're referring to is most likely Adam Lewenburg. He > has since moved on, and I am now the service manager for LibPrint. > > We had looked into open sourcing the code, as well as several other > methods of distributing the system to non-UIUC organizations. > Unfortunately, the bureaucratic overhead involved turned out to be > more massive than we could have imagined, and it turns out that we > don't have the staff or resources to make it possible. > > Sorry for the bad news. If there's anything else I can help you > with, please let me know. > jason. > </verbatim> > > GAH! > > regards, > ./fxk >