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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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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August 29, 2018 in Blog

PouchContainer: How OCI Specifications Power Alibaba

By Allen Sun, Alibaba Group PouchContainer is an open source container project created by Alibaba Group to be enterprise ready and promote OCI container standards. The project is a fundamental…
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June 20, 2018 in Blog

CRI-O: How Standards Power a Container Runtime

By Joe Brockmeier, Red Hat The CRI-O project (part of the former Kubernetes incubator) is busy working on the upcoming 1.11 release, which will be released in conjunction with the…
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