March 1, 2001
MP3 alternative takes the Open Source trail
Author: JT Smith
There is an Open Source alternative to the MP3 format: Ogg Vorbis. ZDNet reports "The team behind the Ogg Vorbis format has created the Xiph Foundation, which will serve as a nonprofit parent for the open-source development efforts. The programmers are trying to create a format for online music that will carry none of the patent license fees associated with MP3 and other proprietary technologies."
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