Mary at pickingupsticks.wordpress.com writes that the makers of Endnote have filed suit against Zotero, the open source bibliographic management software which I love. Thanks Mary for bringing this to my attention! I am calling for a boycott of Endnote, and ask all academics to use Zotero (even if it has fewer features for now).
We don’t need closed format bibliographic files, and there shouldn’t be anything wrong with writing an open source conversion tool! If Microsoft can open up the Word format enough to allow Openoffice to convert and read it, then why is Endnote filing suit against Zotero for incorporating a conversion tool???
Goodbye Endnote and good riddance!
The lawsuit really has gotten the blogsphere buzzing – for more legal discussion see Mike Madison’s post.