Commercial use of Hough Transforms

asked 2016-10-28 01:01:07 -0500

skr_robo gravatar image

I believe that this is the Hough Transform patent. I believe Hough Transforms require the purchase of license for commercial use. Can anyone help me with how to obtain this license and pay for its use?

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The patent is 50 years old... Only the algorithms in the nonfree-modules are patented, the rest in OpenCV can be used commercially.

FooBar gravatar imageFooBar ( 2016-10-28 01:43:49 -0500 )edit

Okay. That means I will need to obtain license for surf and sift, but not for Hough transform, right?

skr_robo gravatar imageskr_robo ( 2016-10-28 14:07:46 -0500 )edit

You most probably will use another feature like orb or brisk which have similar performance.

FooBar gravatar imageFooBar ( 2016-10-30 04:32:14 -0500 )edit

Thank you for the suggestions.

skr_robo gravatar imageskr_robo ( 2016-10-31 22:08:09 -0500 )edit