"GC Scout" <>
Sent: 6/11/2001 7:09:09 PM

Re: [gpsstash] The final note about Vilifying Irish (hopefully)

From: Jeremy Hurst
>My website which is due to launch later-this / early-next week will be what
>you are wanting. A free, open database of caches. The only rule is that you
>cannot use the information on it for
>commercial gain.

I don't like your only rule. You are free to set it up the way you want, but
this is not the way I prefer to see it.

If your data is going to be free and open, the only rule should be that you
are permitted to copy, reuse and expand on the data in the database,
provided you grant others the same rights to your derivative works. If
someone can make money off data that is freely available elsewhere on the
Web, more power to them. But let them do it by offering something of value
that they created, not by claiming ownership of the data that is created by
the hobbyists and submitted by the hobbyists, in most cases probably without
any thought of exclusivity in mind at all.
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