Christopher Montgomery (Monty) is the Technical Director of the
Xiph.Org Foundation, an organization devoted to keeping the academic
spirit of cooperation alive in internet multimedia standards. Xiph is
known today for the Ogg container format and the Vorbis, Flac, Theora
and Speex codecs.
In addition to the Ogg project, Monty's past and current software
projects include Cdparanoia, Postfish, Beaverphonic, contributions to
the Audacity project, and the occasional spot of kernel driver work.
In the commercial sector, he's contributed to the open fastCGI
protocol and the Cinebase media management system.
Monty holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from
MIT and an M.Eng. in Computer Engineering from Tokyo Kougyo Daigaku in
Monty's presentation is titled: "The State of Open Source and
Multimedia: Technical Asphalt, Political Potholes and Tabloid Gossip"