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 5, 2019 in Blog

Open Container Initiative Explained…with Dolls!

Have you ever tried to explain to a friend, or neighbor or your parent what containers are and received a blank or confused look as you try to describe them?…
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February 11, 2019 in Blog

OCI 2019 Elections and New TOB Lineup

As mentioned in our first post of 2019, this year is shaping up to be our busiest yet. The OCI community plans to roll out updates to specifications, ship a…
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January 11, 2019 in Blog

2018’s Biggest Moments + What’s Coming for OCI in 2019

Looking back at 2018, OCI had a banner year for foundational momentum – perfect for all our community has planned for 2019 🗓 Some of our biggest moments of last…
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