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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February 12, 2020 in Blog

OCI 2020 Elections and New TOB Members

This past year proved to be another exciting year for OCI – we funded an open source security audit for runc, approved a new OCI Artifacts project, and announced OCI…
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January 31, 2020 in Blog

Open Sourcing runc Security Audit

Last last year, Cure53 performed a security audit of runc. runc is a CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specification.  There were two different focuses…
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September 10, 2019 in News

Container Journal: “OCI Launches Artifacts Project to Reduce Registries Required”

The Technical Oversight Board (TOB) for the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced it has approved a new Artifacts project that will extend the reach of a single repository to…
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