From:
Matt Stum <matt@42nd-dimension.com>
Sent: 6/2/2001 2:54:07 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Please catch me up



>Most recently, Grounded Inc appears to be claiming some kind of legal right
>to the word geocaching. Whether copyright or trademark or what is unclear.

That could be a little difficult since he wasn't involved when
we all came up with the name. Some wanted to change "GPS Stash"
to "GeoStash" and I talked everyone into replacing "stash" with
"cache"... and the rest is history...

In fact, the yahoo groups archive conveniently proves it...
My first comment about using the word "cache":
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gpsstash/message/51
(5/29/2000)

A longer argument for "cache" which uses the term "geocache":
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gpsstash/message/62
(5/30/2000)

Unless Jeremy was under an alias, he doesn't appear to be
involved in the naming discussions. The terms were already
in "common use" before he came along.

Matt