The MPEG-G specifications are a written document and, as such, are not tied to a particular implementation. Hence, one cannot strictly compare MPEG-G to other implementations. However, one can compare different implementations of MPEG-G to other genomic data compression technologies. In this regard, some participants of MPEG-G are developing a baseline open-source implementation of the specifications. It is important to emphasize that the performance of these open-source implementations will serve as a baseline and does not reflect the ultimate performance capabilities of the MPEG-G standard. A goal of MPEG-G is to foster interoperability while allowing for innovation that can lead to improved performance for implementations of the standard.