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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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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September 10, 2019 in Blog

New OCI Artifacts Project

By Steve Lasker The OCI Technical Oversight Board (TOB) has approved a new Artifacts project, utilizing the OCI manifest and OCI index definitions, new artifact types can be stored and…
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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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