Dear Reference Manager users,

I am excited to let you know that I finally took first step towards making the project open source. There are two aspects of the Reference Manager:

1. Server Side that does all the heavy work of transforming citations from one format (such as bibtex) to OfficeXML or importing references from external websites and converting to officeXML. This code is available in ruby and can be found over here

2. Client side is written VB. This is a very thin client that all does is send data to the server and get the office xml data and populate bibliography. You can download client side code from here

I have started working on this project almost after 3 years and its taking some time for me to get it up to speed. But I hope with your help we can make it useful to even more people. There are lot of things need to be done such as documentation, adding support for other websites and unit testing, etc. So please feel free to contact me if you are interested in participating in this project.