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RE: member guide



I'd just add that Europeans would have great problems with having their
personal info placed in the public domain. There is a lot of legislation in
Europe protecting against just this kind of thing.

AMSAT-NA does have a number of non-US members, ... me included!

Cheers
Paul, VP9MU

> Louie,
>
> This is precisely the attitude that caused the Board to vote to keep
> the list private.  They didn't want to loose members over this issue.
>
> Keep in mind that the Board is not even considering changing the
> policy. Everyone here is simply debating an issue that most of the
> Board and Officers are completely unaware of.
>
> That said, I reiterate that I like the idea of releasing the membership
> list, in principle. After all, your membership in the Ham community is
> already a public list published by the FCC and available on the FCC,
> QRZ, Buck, ARRL and other Web sites. They even publish your birth date!
> I would suggest that if this were ever done that participation be on an
> opt-in basis only and that e-mail addresses not be listed.  That way
> spammers can't get your e-mail but the rest of us know that
> call@amsat.org will probably work.
>
> Rick
> W2GPS
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org [mailto:owner-AMSAT-BB@AMSAT.Org] On
> Behalf Of Louis A. Mamakos
> Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2003 9:15 AM
> To: brahn@woh.rr.com
> Cc: amsat-bb@AMSAT.Org
> Subject: Re: [amsat-bb] member guide
>
>> Then have an "opt out" option available to the membership AND include
>> it
> on
>> the ballet.  Perhaps it might be an incentive for a few more members
>> to vote.  Lord knows some kind of an incentive is required to overcome
>> the apathy.
>
> Note to BoD:  If I have to opt-out of having any of my personal
> information from being published, then it will be much easier to
> opt-out of sending in the check for renewal.
>
> louie
> wa3ymh
>
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