Christopher “Monty” Montgomery is the creator of the Ogg Free Software container format and Vorbis audio codec and others, and the founder of The Xiph.Org Foundation, which promotes public domain multimedia codecs. He is also known as “Monty” and uses xiphmont as an online pseudonym.
A veteran multimedia programmer, longstanding open source advocate and accomplished musician, Monty resides in the Boston area. He used to work for Red Hat on improving the quality of Ogg Theora format and decoders. In October 2013 he announced his almost immediate switch to Mozilla. Work on Daala will be an important part of his work there.
Montgomery was the evening keynote at the Ohio LinuxFest in September 2010.