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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April 16, 2018 in Blog

Teaming up with Docker to Support a Diverse Container Ecosystem

With a commitment to driving inclusivity in the community, OCI is proud to be an official Diversity Scholarship sponsor for DockerCon 2018. By actively seeking ways to increase the ecosystem’s…
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April 11, 2018 in News

The New Stack: “Open Container Initiative Creates a Distribution Specification for Registries”

This week, the Open Container Initiative initialized its third open endeavor, the Distribution Specification Project. The goal of this initiative is to offer a shared set of requirements for registries designed…
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April 10, 2018 in News

SDxCentral: “OCI Standardizes Container Image Distribution Based on Docker Registry”

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) launched a project to standardize container image distribution based on the DockerRegistry v2 protocol. The creation of the new distribution specification supports interoperability within the…
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