- Thomson Reuters Regarding Lawsuit Concerning George Mason University’s Zotero Software
The Scientific business of Thomson Reuters has initiated a law suit against George Mason University (GMU), creator of Zotero.org "Simply put, we strongly believe that the creators of Zotero have reverse engineered our software code which enables EndNote’s bibliographic formatting capability. These format files only exist as software code; there is no content or information independent of lines of code and these files can only be interpreted by the computer. A key value of EndNote is its ability to format a bibliography within a manuscript and the format files are integral to that capability. We have talented employees who have invested many years in building this resource for the EndNote community." Software patents madness. Buuu Thomson. Go Zotero, go!