OPEN CONTAINER INITIATIVE

AN OPEN GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE FOR THE EXPRESS PURPOSE OF CREATING OPEN INDUSTRY STANDARDS AROUND CONTAINER FORMATS AND RUNTIME

Established in June 2015 by Docker and other leaders in the container industry, the OCI currently contains two specifications: the Runtime Specification (runtime-spec) and the Image Specification (image-spec). The Runtime Specification outlines how to run a “filesystem bundle” that is unpacked on disk. At a high-level an OCI implementation would download an OCI Image then unpack that image into an OCI Runtime filesystem bundle. At this point the OCI Runtime Bundle would be run by an OCI Runtime.

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November 7, 2018 in Blog

Bringing OCI images to the desktop with Flatpak

By Alex Larsson and Owen Taylor Over the last five years, containers have taken the server world by storm. Many of the same things that make containers well-suited for server-side…
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October 11, 2018 in Blog

OCI Image Support Comes to Open Source Docker Registry

By Phil Estes & Mike Brown The Open Container Initiative (OCI) was formed in 2015 as a place to collaborate on the definition of a standard container runtime and image format.…
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August 29, 2018 in Announcement

Open Container Initiative Welcomes Alibaba Cloud as Newest Member

Chinese cloud giant joins OCI efforts to help drive global container standardization SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 29, 2018 ​– The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source community for…
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