George Mason U. Responds to Citation Software Lawsuit





George Mason University announced last week that the future of Zotero, a web browser application, will “remain unchanged” despite a lawsuit filed by Thomson Reuters Corporation in September. The lawsuit alleges that developers at the university’s Center For History and New Media improperly used Thomson Reuters’ EndNote to create Zotero, a free program.

The university also decided not to renew its site license for EndNote, the citation software that Thompson Reuters argues was improperly used.

The lawsuit, as reported by The Chronicle in September, argues that Zotero was “reverse-engineered” from EndNote. Thomson is seeking $10-million in damages....



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