From:
Randy Hall <randy@mapsurfer.com>
Sent: 3/8/2002 6:38:47 PM
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Re: [gpsstash] Keeping Geocaching Free!



> Geocaching was not ever meant to be a pay to play sport/activity.

Actually, Mr. Irish admitted (in message 444) -

> I will be honest and say from the outset that I considered ways to make
> money from geocaching.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gpsstash/message/444

> There is covering your expenses and then theres making a huge
> profit. I run a site and know the costs and what it takes. I created
> Navicache.com so that things like this didn't have to happen, you
> have a choice, Geocaching can become very commercial or remain as it
> should be.

But not to worry, as it was reported later (in message 1801) -

> Grounded Inc has announced in email and in the forums that it is no longer
> pursuing a trademark on the word geocaching. Its web site was modified to
> no longer claim that Jeremy Irish coined the term.
>
> Grounded Inc has announced in email and in the forums that the
> geocaching.com Web site will remain forever free of charge. No subscription
> fees, no pay-to-play, ever.

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/gpsstash/message/1801

Sorry, I'm quite the history buff. And the study of history almost
always demonstrates that people get the history they deserve, for
better or for worse, with no judgement passed.

Cheers