What I'm talking about is, what if instead of selling one of the golden eggs, you give that for free and create a reputation for yourself worldwide, so more people will be willing to hire the golden egg's goose?
Anyway.. Somewhere, Richard Stallman is smiling.. and I'm happy for that.
That page also has links to the papers referenced by SandB0x.
We have received hundreds of emails asking for the source code ranging from practitioners, students, researchers up to top companies. The range of proposed projects is exciting and it shows that TLD is ready to push the current technology forward. This shows that we have created something "bigger" than originally expected and therefore we are going to postpone the release of our source code until announced otherwise. Thank you for understanding.
However as most of the tracking code is in Matlab - i.e. you can't just port this to your phone - I don't think the author has a great deal to lose here. If someone wants to re-implement the algorithms they may well need his expertise. (Edit: Looking at the code in more detail SammoJ may well be right, and this paragraph may be wrong.)
In fact, Henrik Abelsson may have more to lose if this is seen as poor etiquette, but I'm speculating here.
Qualifications: I have had to speed up (i.e. rewrite in C) a lot of complex MATLAB code.
helwr, how do you have instant notification of this stuff?
abelsson, how did you get the source code? Did you email him early, get the GPLv2'ed source, and he later thought better of it?
Zdenek Kalal/ekalic/zk00006, are you reading this somewhere? Do you know or support the actions of these guys?
Regardless of abelsson's right (legally and ethically) to do this, I'd like to know the circumstances of this release before I use something that the author doesn't want used.
I have been in communication with Zdenek Kalal this morning however and he has requested that I delete the github repo for the time being, which I agreed to do after hearing his reasoning. Though hopefully it'll be back up soon with an official repository - that seems to be his intention, so I am willing to be patient and wait for a bit for him to sort out and set up a real project.
I especially loved the excitement of Czechs: http://twitter.com/#search?q=Algoritmus%20%C4%8Desk%C3%A9ho%... Respekt!
And the source.. the source can be made better.
It was also not a polite thing to do to be selfish and remove the source code link and the GPLv2 message that it would be handed over to whomever asked for it.
You probably could get Octave running on rooted Android without too much pain.