For those that don't know, this is MPEG's foray into genomic data compression. I engaged with it in the early days as I wanted to see a new, better engineered file format.
Things went sour, to my personal taste and I withdrew. I would have left it at that if the PR campaign hadn't started to get so biased, always comparing their format against 10 year old legacy ones and ignoring everyone elses good work (including my own), so with a sad sinking feeling I started my first blog.
This makes a mockery of the great work the Pistoia Alliance did with their Sequence Squeeze contest (OK I'm biased, a little), as they demonstrated a better model.
To be balanced, this is their side of the argument: