Re: [Wikimediauk-l] QRpedia



Hi Andreas,

Yes, of course.

The delay has basically been down to the risk of patent litigation.

At least one Wikimedia chapter has received letters from people who purport that QRpedia infringes on various patents.

We do not believe this is the case and do not believe the probability of being involved in actual litigation is high. However if it did happen it could be very costly.

So we have been taking advice on how to deal with this risk, and have reached a solution which will work.  Roger and Terence have been very patiently waiting for this to be sorted out - apologies to them, and everyone else waiting for an outcome, for the delay.

Chris


On Fri, Jun 7, 2013 at 12:41 AM, Andreas Kolbe <jayen466@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Chris, 
It is now almost four months since you posted the below. According to whois, the domain transfers have not happened.
http://whois.domaintools.com/qrwp.org http://whois.domaintools.com/qrpedia.org
Could you give us an update?
Andreas

On Sat, Feb 9, 2013 at 5:10 PM, Chris Keating <chris.keating@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Dear all,
I am pleased to announce that Wikimedia UK has reached an agreement with Roger Bamkin and Terence Eden regarding the ownership of QRpedia.
The intellectual property in QRpedia and the qrpedia.org and qrwp.org domains will be transferred to Wikimedia UK, which will maintain and support the development of the QRpedia platform for the future. Roger and Terence will act as honorary advisors to Wikimedia UK in this, as well as retaining their moral rights of attribution, but will not receive any financial consideration for this.
I am very pleased we have reached an agreement. I look forward to Wikimedia UK working to support QRpedia's future development. This includes defining our future involvement with the MonmouthpediA and GibraltarpediA projects. A fuller statement will follow.
Regards,
Chris Keating

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