Christopher "Monty" Montgomery (born June 6, 1972) is an American programmer. He is the original creator of the Ogg Free Software container format and the Vorbis audio codec and others, and the founder of Xiph.Org Foundation, The Xiph.Org Foundation, which promotes public domain multimedia codecs. He is also known as "Monty" and uses ''xiphmont'' as an online pseudonym. He holds a Bachelor of Science, B.S. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Engineering, M.Eng. degree in computer engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology. A multimedia programmer, free software 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 announcedA fond farewell to Red Hat, an exciting hello to Mozilla
/ref> his almost immediate switch to Mozilla Foundation, 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.


External links

Montgomery's blog
on Dreamwidth
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
Living people Alumni of the University of Edinburgh 1972 births {{US-compu-bio-stub