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Fancella.com: Interview with Ogg Mastermind Monty

Aug 08, 2004, 13:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dave Fancella)

[ Thanks to Dave Fancella for this link. ]

"Monty is a man that generally needs no introduction, so I must admit I'm at a loss to write one. For those of you who don't know Monty, you should. ;) He is the mastermind behind the Ogg container and some of its various codecs. He wrote the Vorbis codec for encoding music in direct opposition to the patent abuse on the proliferate mp3 codec. Otherwise, he spends a large proportion of his time working on multimedia software that won't sink by its own weight in patents, and thusly directly engaging abusive software patent policies by various companies who will go unnamed for the moment. I know Monty by our mutual association with Audacity. As a long-time lurker, I was watching when Monty appeared out of the blue with a bunch of patches to fix various bugs in Audacity, and since then he has contributed quite a bit of code to Audacity, in his spare time..."

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