From:
"Mike Teague" <kvuo@earthlink.net>
Sent: 6/2/2001 8:51:05 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Geocaching and whats to be!


The thing I hate about this kinda internet faction crap, is I _always_ find
myself in the middle of the debate...

I agree with you Matt, that Jeremy has no claim to the word "geocaching",
but I think he's probably done more for the game than ANY of us, including
Dave Ulmer... Remember, Dave bailed out after about 5 weeks because I
wouldn't put his imaginary "cybercaches" on my site...

Perhaps I am the only person who has pleasant thoughts about BOTH of them...

I just take a step back, look at what the objective of the game is... To get
some coordinates, go find a box...

Jeremy's taken it beyond that, You can get the stash coordinates. he has
various email systems setup so you can know when your own cache has been
logged, we can log online, as well as in the cache.. the site is free.. etc.
etc. Theres no argument that it's a better site than we had, and we'd end up
with the same complaints, no matter WHO ran it, if it got this good.....









Mike Teague -- http://home.earthlink.net/~kvuo/



----- Original Message -----
From: "Matt Stum"
To:
Sent: Saturday, June 02, 2001 6:36 PM
Subject: Re: [gpsstash] Geocaching and whats to be!


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> Quinn,
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> Go ahead and use the term "geocaching" on your navicache site.
> First, he has to claim damages. Second, he has to prove that he
> has a claim to the term. I don't think there's any question regarding
> the latter, and since his site is non-profit I can't fathom the former.
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> If he goes after you he has to go after geocache.org, as well as
> Mike Teague's page, my distance-calculator page, and a handful
> of others. He can't sue you without suing all of us or else it'll get
> thrown out for "selective" harassment.
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> I took a look at your page and I think it's great. It doesn't claim to
> be "the" official cache page (another peeve of mine) and has some
> great information. Back when this all started there were three or
> more "main" pages and we all had different features that complimented
> each other and we shared the data freely (mostly Mike compiled the
> data and we mirrored it, but there were submissions to each of our
> sites as well). I think that's the best model so that the activity
doesn't
> rely on a single individual, nor do any "ownership" issues arise.
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> Ah well.... waiting for Jeremy's repsonse,
> Matt
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> The gpsstash page
> http://www.geocaching.com
> The GPS Stash Hunt page.
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/gps.html
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> GeoCache HQ
> http://www.braveheart.com.au
> GPS Stash Hunt FAQ :
> http://www.triax.com/~yngwie/stashfaq.txt
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