Tuesday, September 30, 2008

EndNote & Zotero


This is pretty interesting and raises questions about open source.  Apparently EndNote is suing the creators of Zotero over a new version of Zotero that can convert Endnote files into Zotero files that can then be freely shared.  I'm curious to know how people feel about this.  Does EndNote have a case?  Is Zotero a Robin Hood of sorts? Or, are they destroying capitalism?

1 comment:

Charles Graham said...

I don't know about the legality issue - but I think that companies that are closed with their standards and formats will eventually lose market share.

there is already a way to convert your endnote files to zotero pretty easily just by saving them out as text files and slurping them up again in zotero. A quick search on the web will show you how to do it.