Wired: The Open Source of MP3s
Jul 17, 2000, 11:16 (1 Talkback[s])
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"The Ogg project started the way lots of open source projects
get started -- someone wanted to try to improve technology."
"When Chris Montgomery was at MIT, he was trying to create a
better compression technology for delivering media content over the
Internet. There were already technologies out there that could
deliver that media, but Montgomery wanted to do it better. The
first part of his project, Vorbis, was an open source alternative
to the popular music codec MP3."
"Vorbis is going to continue what MP3 was all about, which
is opening things up for everybody," Montgomery said. "Getting your
music out in the world now is going to be absolutely free. It has
to be open from both sides, it can't just be the free distribution,
the technology itself has to be free or it will never realize what
the whole MP3 movement is about."