Christopher "Monty" Montgomery (born June 6, 1972) 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 multimedia programmer, open source advocate and musician, 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 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.
- "xiphmont - Profile". xiphmont.livejournal.com. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- "Ogg Vorbis: Competition for MP3". Tonspion.
- Advogato interview
- 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. doi:10.1109/TASL.2009.2023186. ISSN 1558-7916.
- Interview with Montgomery
- A fond farewell to Red Hat, an exciting hello to Mozilla
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- Montgomery's blog on LiveJournal
- Open codec pioneer leaves Red Hat, joins Mozilla to work on next-generation video codec Gigaom, October 15, 2013
- Videos produced by Chris Montgomery to spread techie-level knowledge about digital media
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