Eoghan wrote: > For every person that wants freely accessible and > transportable data, there is a person who appreciates > or expects that their cache information be shepherded by > Groundspeak.
Back in June, 2001, this was discussed on the geocaching.com forums. At that time, Jeremy himself said this,
"I think Scout came up with a great idea about ownership of caches in the forums. I will be working on the edit page so you can essentially make a cache 'open season' for folks to take those coordinates and do what they want to with them on other sites. It'll just be a checkbox."
The agreement to provide this mechanism was never lived up to. It was the last time I heard anything about it from Jeremy.
P.S. It was also the last time that Jeremy called any of my ideas "great." :(