Perfect timing? Just a few days after the new and improved MP3 format was shown to the world, Open Source audio rival Ogg Vorbis announced that a major new version was almost ready for release: "Ogg Vorbis is actually designed to result in better audio quality than MP3 without any of the
associated patent royalties for software developers or music distributors. It already has been
adopted by a few major software companies, including Sonic Foundry and AOL Time Warner's
Winamp, as well as some music sites." Ogg Vorbis 1.0 should be released this weekend. Full story at CNET News.com.
June 16, 2001