Edited to correct to 'Berne'. The Basle Convention is on the handling of hazardous waste! (um ....)
Sometimes I wonder if that's what these online scuffles really are... hazardous waste! ;-)
To everyone here, if I came across as a know-it-all, please forgive! Just trying to ease the tension and be fair to everyone so no one feels like they are being stepped on. Regardless of copyright or legalities or whatever, in the interest of everyone here feeling they have a say in their own matters, and in the interest of just plain good ole' camaraderie and community spirit it would be nice if we are just simply did as someone politely asked for something that is important to them. Why always turn these things into impatient and nit-picking controversies?
One of the reasons that I love walking in the mountains is the sense of hospitality and joy in adverse conditions that characterizes most of the people I meet there. So much is done without expecting anything in return, just because it is the right thing to do and because it makes the experience so much more genuine. That is the spirit that I feel most people have on this site. Let's try never to lose that precious spirit, because it is part of what makes us the lovers of the mountains that we are. It is simply elegant and satisfiying to be gracious with one another, don't you think?