Emmet Plant fired as CEO of Open Source Foundation Xiph.org (Ogg Vorbis)

I just posted the article Emmet Plant fired as CEO of Open Source Foundation Xiph.org (Ogg Vorbis).

The name Emmet Plant might not be known to all
of you, but he is very well known in the open source community. He called
himself the CEO of the foundation that was behind e.g Ogg Vorbis,…

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/5739-Emmet-Plant-fired-as-CEO-of-Open-Source-Foundation-Xiph_org-Ogg-Vorbis.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/5739-Emmet-Plant-fired-as-CEO-of-Open-Source-Foundation-Xiph_org-Ogg-Vorbis.html)

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Eh this is a non-profit “company”… A company that’ll never do profit isn’t a company, so why do they need a board? And this “CEO”, did he get paid? If he didn’t get paid then how can they “fire” him? Weird stuff, but I don’t use OGG anyways so I couldn’t care less :slight_smile:

Sensationalism always makes good publicity…er…if you call this sensational…mebbe ogg vorbis just hasen’t touched our hearts yet???..:X

Sherrif, I don’t see how sensationalism can help sell something that’s free, superior, and already being used in the blockbuster games u know and love for its technical superiority as much as its licence-free nature.

Gimme mp3 anyday

Too bad :frowning: I think he did a lot to promote the excellent Ogg Vorbis format. And I hope he continues to promote it and other great free and open formats. I wonder who will replace him now and if he will also do so much good things for Xiph.org.