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Chris Montgomery

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Christopher Montgomery (2010).

Christopher "Monty"[1] Montgomery (born June 6, 1972[2][3]) is an American programmer and engineer. He is the original creator of the Ogg Free Software container format and the Vorbis audio codec and others, and the founder of The Xiph.Org Foundation, which promotes public domain multimedia codecs. He uses xiphmont as an online pseudonym.

He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.Eng. degree in computer engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology.[4]

A multimedia programmer, free software advocate and musician,[5] Monty resides in the Boston area. He previously worked for Red Hat on improving the quality of the Ogg Theora format and decoders. In October 2013, he announced[6] his almost immediate switch to Mozilla. Work on Daala will be an important part of his work there.[needs update]

Montgomery was the evening keynote at the Ohio LinuxFest in September 2010.


  1. ^ "Interview with xiphmont". Archived from the original on 2011-06-12.
  2. ^ "xiphmont - Profile". xiphmont.livejournal.com. Archived from the original on 2011-07-19. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  3. ^ "Ogg Vorbis: Competition for MP3". Tonspion. Archived from the original on 2018-01-20.
  4. ^ Valin, J. M.; Terriberry, T. B.; Montgomery, C.; Maxwell, G. (2010-01-01). "A High-Quality Speech and Audio Codec With Less Than 10-ms Delay". IEEE Transactions on Audio, Speech, and Language Processing. 18 (1): 58–67. arXiv:1602.05526. doi:10.1109/TASL.2009.2023186. ISSN 1558-7916. S2CID 11516136.
  5. ^ Interview with Montgomery Archived 2011-07-08 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ A fond farewell to Red Hat, an exciting hello to MozillaArchived at the Wayback Machine (archived 30 April 2017)

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