The QRpedia project I helped found has gone from strength to strength. It’s now in more museums, towns, and art galleries than ever before. It’s helping open up exhibits to people in hundreds of languages.
That said, I’ve not been able to devote as much time as I would like to – nor have other project members. We’d like to see it blossom and grow but, sadly, our resources are too limited to be able to make much impact.
So, it with great pride that we’re happy to announce that QRpedia has been acquired by Wikimedia!
As much as I’d have loved this to have been a Silicon Valley exit with billions of dollars being splashed around – we agreed that the sensible thing to do would be to grant all the IP to Wikimedia and have them operate it in perpetuity.
Over the next few days we’ll be transferring the website and all the other assets to the new owners – so there may be a little down time. But I’m confident that this will QRpedia to grow and grow.
The source code remains open for anyone who wants to see how it works and/or implement a similar system.