Malcolm Bain is a practising lawyer based in Barcelona who specialises in Information Technology law and Intellectual Property law. He has wide experience in the legal aspects of IT transactions, with a special focus on the legal issues of open source software and open content, and software related tech transfer. He has participated in various R+D projects and written and lectured on many aspects of IT law, e-commerce and internet regulation. His pro bono activities include participation and advising several free and open software projects and communities. R+D projects have included the legal aspects of ecommerce, open source software, virtual ecosystems and autonomous software agents for several European funded R&D projects. Malcolm has been working with ASTP-Proton on software issues for the last three years, and co-chairs the Software SIG, focussing on software IP lifecycle management.