Thus Spoke Edward: > Actually, Jeremy did set up www.geocaching.com (and several variations), and > he wrote all of the scripts to obtain the cache information, and made the > single location for looking up caches and information about them. He owns > the server that the website resides on, and maintains it. HE DOES OWN IT! > He did not input all of the data (since he did not place all of the caches), > but he does own the information, and the server on which it resides.
Yeah, I guess he does have a legal right to say he owns the data, I mean he is quick to threaten a lawsuit right? I think he owes it to the geostashing community to make the data available as a generic database.
> His comment may not have been the best one that could possibly be made, but > the point was a good one. Jeremy went forward at a very early time to > create this central location. Anybody else can feel free to make a website > to keep the caches and cache information, but since geocaching.com was made > very near the beginning, it is not as likely that the site will grow > quickly. Jeremy has done several things to help the people who participate > in geocaching. Although he did not want to do it immediately, Jeremy > removed the advertisements that many people complained about on the site. > He designed (and apparently has distributed) the geocaching t-shirts.
For some reason people think that the only use for the geocache database will be for someone to create a competing website. What about the fellow writing a palm application for geocaching. I just want it for personal uses. And as I recall Jeremy took the ads off because they weren't generating much money anyway. Jeremy has put a lot of work into making a great site, I don't see it becoming obselete after its data (which is already available) is released in a different format. Don't get me wrong, I am glad that Jeremy has created such a functional site. My comments earlier were perhaps uncalled for, I'm just frustrated by what seems to me to be a trivial matter.
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