Andy Robinson (blackadder) blackadderajr at googlemail.com
Thu Aug 20 10:39:11 UTC 2009

Nick Black wrote:
>Sent: 20 August 2009 11:06 AM
>To: Grant Slater
>Cc: osmf-talk at openstreetmap.org
>Subject: Re: [Osmf-talk] EVERYONE: PLEASE VOTE
>I think that the OSM-F membership list should be available for anyone
>to request for their own personal use, in line with the UK Companies
>My understanding and the understanding of the Board is that because
>the OSM-F is not Data Protection Act registered, we are tightly
>constrained by what we can do with a membership list.  Until last
>night I did not have access to the list.  We can only use it for
>purposes of membership - sending membership reminders is about the
>extent of the actions we can take.  I personally think this is sub
>optimal, which is why I'm working with the other OSM-F Board members
>to get clarification on the DPA and other regulations.
>I think the members should have access to the membership list and the
>information that can be inferred from it, but this has to be done
>through the proper channels.




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