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The Latest Risks Affecting Organisations & their Software IP in the Development of Modern Technology Solutions

About the Webinar

The often underestimated and misunderstood role of open source software in the business of major companies is a highly important topic. As such we would invite you not only to sign up but also to invite your clients to attend which you can do by sharing this invite. 

Virtual webinars have been held by FAST/FLAG/CIF across the Pandemic. We are thinking of trying in person members only meetings again next year if deemed safe. If you have an opinion on whether you prefer in person or virtual meetings please do let our chair know at


  1. Identify the latest legal and security issues impacting an organisation and its software IP caused by the use of third party open source libraries and components by developers.
  2. Highlight the latest industry standards and how their implementation can mitigate, manage and control these issues.

The webinar will be chaired by Dawn Osborne from the Federation Against Software Theft and conclude with an interactive Q&A session, where you will have the opportunity to pose questions to our panel of experts.


Oxbridge educated, Dawn Osborne has almost thirty years’ experience as an IP lawyer. Having qualified in the City and been a partner for twenty years in top-tier IP boutique firms, she returned recently to the city as a partner of McCarthy Denning, primarily involved in litigation, advice and mediation. She has been on the Board of Directors of FAST as Counsel and Chair of its Legal Action Group for over ten years.

She has been recommended as an IP STAR by Managing Intellectual Property Magazine, based on client or peer reviews.  Her expertise covers trademarks, copyright, designs and confidentiality/privacy. She has a particular reputation as an Internet lawyer being an expert in domain name resolution for WIPO, NAF, Nominet and for the .eu and UDRP procedures of the CAC, Dawn has extensive experience in entertainment (computer games, publishing, music, film, theatre and sport), media, fashion, and luxury goods including high-end jewellery, watches and motor vehicles.


Martin is Founder and Director at Source Code Control Limited. He has over 20 of years experience providing organisations with strategies to manage business risks associated with open source software supply chains such as IP compliance processes and security vulnerability management. Martin is actively involved in the open source software risk management industry and is the founder of the OpenChain (ISO/IEC 5230:2020) Source Code Control Limited Partnership.


Holly is a Governance Specialist at Source Code Control Limited. She is a University of Sheffield LLB Law graduate with a particular focus on open source software licensing. Holly assists in technical due diligence projects for investors by analysing software composition and making recommendations, based on industry best practices, regarding the business and IP risks associated with the target organisations software.