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CNET News: Ogg Vorbis Official Release is Here

Jul 22, 2002, 08:00 (4 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lisa M. Bowman)

"Members of the Ogg Vorbis project have unveiled release 1.0 of their software, an open-source alternative to the MP3 format.

The official release of the audio encoding and streaming technology has been widely anticipated by enthusiasts of open-source software. Ogg Vorbis is completely royalty-free, meaning companies can incorporate the technology into their software without cost.

"The team behind the Ogg Vorbis format is the Xiph Foundation, which serves as a nonprofit parent for the open-source development effort. 'After years of research and development, Ogg Vorbis is finally ready for public release,' Emmett Plant, CEO of Xiph, said in a statement posted on the foundation's Web site..."

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