Good news - the Ion Torrent Suite is now freely available open source software on GitHub under the GPL v2 licence, as promised late last year. There is now something more substantial behind talk of Ion Torrent "democratising sequencing", and a clear advantage over the closed source tools of rival companies. I commend them!
The Ion Torrent GitHub account was registered on Friday 13th January 2012, and the Torrent Mapping Alignment Program (TMAP) added (GPL v2 licenced).
A few days later they added TorrentScout, an interactive Java tool to access to raw data generated by the Ion Torrent Personal Genome Machine (PGM). Curiously this doesn't have a clear license statement, nor even a readme file. Since at the time issues (GitHub's bug tracker) wasn't enabled for this repository, I filled these as a bug on the parent repository, Chantal Roth's TorrentScout repository (see missing readme, missing license).
Then on Monday 23rd Jan, we got the Ion Torrent Variant Hunter (GPL v2), and what we've been waiting for most of all - the main Ion Torrent Suite (GPL v2, some third party code also under LGPL or BSD). Hooray!