[eagle] Re: 2008 Symposium deadline

Bill Ress bill at hsmicrowave.com
Sun Sep 7 08:08:12 PDT 2008

Hello Howard, et al,

I'm trying to get the BOD to focus on getting ITAR understood and to 
resolve a set of guidelines for the technical teams,

I must agree with your comments about "public domain". In the AMSAT BWI 
meeting, that was the tact determined we should use

Here's the references in ITAR for everyone to read:

The stuff is on the web at:


_Read 120.10 Technical Data especially (5) and then read 120.11 Public Domain_

I still believe our comments at BWI concerning putting our work in the 
public domain are valid. 

Then look at _121.1 Category XV_ - Spacecraft Systems and Associated 
Equipment ESPECIALLY the NOTE TO PARAGRAPH (a) and ask yourself - - are 
our satellites intended for use by the armed forces of any foreign 
country? The way I read it, if they aren't, the paragraph doesn't apply 
to us and the rest of the stuff that follows doesn't fit us.

Now this is not a legal opinion since I'm no ITAR lawyer, but we have to quit running scared regarding ITAR since we know we aren't munitions manufacturers or exporters, so let's focus on the statements that would exclude us.

Regards...Bill - N6GHz

Howard Long wrote:
> Hi Lyle et al,
>> 2) For the same reasons, ITAR prevents us from making 
>> a presentation at any AMSAT Symposium with any technical 
>> content except perhaps the most general.  
> I am definitely no lawyer, but I thought that there was specific exemption
> in the definition of "public domain" in 22 CFR 120.11(6):
> "Through unlimited distribution at a conference, meeting, seminar, 
> trade show or exhibition, generally accessible to the public in the 
> United States"
> http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/cfr_2002/aprqtr/22cfr120.11.htm
> Cheers, Howard G6LVB
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