"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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