(Purposed for GoogleSoC2007)
Visit the Launchpad page: https://launchpad.net/crypt-manager
Visit the Google Project page (code available here): http://code.google.com/p/crypt-manager/
Confidentiality of data stored on a computer is critical for a lot of company and organizations. It can be dramatic if confidential data (i.e : stored on laptop) are thieved and diffused.
GNU/Linux, and especially Ubuntu, must provide an easy way to ensure security and confidentiality of important data.
This the Google Summer of Code project of Kévin Dunglas.
Crypt manager is a command line tool we allow to encrypt, uncrypt, open and close directories. Gnome crypt manager is a crypt manager GUI for the Gnome desktop . This software use Cryptsetup as backend and is wrote in Python using Pygtk and Glade.
The GUI will be insiprated od Apple FileVault , wrote in Python and using GTK+ as toolkit (PyGTK / Glade). I will use cryptsetup  as backend which is already available in the Universe repository .
If I still have time after that I will code a tool doing a job similar to 'clear my tracks' in Mozilla Firefox. It will delete all temporaries files created by the system, and purpose to remove logs.
Contact: Kévin Dunglas <firstname.lastname@example.org>