NY Times Archives To Be Opened to Blog Links?

Speaking of Dave Winer, his weblog says that the the news archives of The New York Times, which are currently kept behind a paid content firewall, will be opened to webloggers’ hyperlinks. NY Times Digital last year began syndicating its news feed in RSS format to people who use weblogging software from Winer’s company, Userland Software. Winer’s weblog yesterday noted that he and NY Times Digital executives “…found a good compromise, the archive will remain open to people who link from weblogs, but they will keep the toll booth up for others. We have to hammer out a final statement, which I expect to have in a few days.