[Osmf-talk] Access to membership list

Tom Hughes tom at compton.nu
Fri Oct 5 16:35:52 UTC 2012

On 05/10/12 17:18, Jaakko Helleranta wrote:

> Interesting how this is so different in different countries, even not
> that far away from each other.
> In Finland the membership list of associations is strictly confidential
> to be shown to members only. And even members don't have a law-granted
> right for a copy of the list. That is for the associations to decide.

Bear in mind that OSMF is legally a company, and those rules were 
designed around the shareholder register of a company. The equivalent 
for a "company limited by guarantee" like OSMF is the register of 
members, who are the equivalent of shareholders in a "company limited by 
share capital".

Traditionally clubs and associations, like a sports club or similar, do 
not have any legal personality or status in the UK so if you want to get 
legal personality and limited liability then you need to incorporate as 
a company.


Tom Hughes (tom at compton.nu)

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