OCI 2017 Election Results Come In As Community Releases v1.0.0 RC4

By February 10, 2017 July 19th, 2017 Blog

By Chris Aniszczyk (@cra)

It’s been a busy start to the year for OCI! We are getting closer to issuing our v1.0 releases as the community just released v1.0.0 release candidate 4 (RC4) for the runtime-spec and image-spec.

The final v1.0 release, which will get us closer to true portability and standardization, is expected later this year. You can find details about the release process and steps needed to hit v1.0 here. Also we released v1.0-RC0 of the recently created go-digest project to serves as the common digest package across the container ecosystem.

In addition, the OCI Technical Oversight Board (TOB)– which is comprised of independently elected individuals who provide oversight of the technical leadership and serve as a point of appeal– has just elected four board members who will each serve a two-year term, commencing immediately. They are:

  • Michael Crosby [Docker]
  • Vishnu Kannan [Google]
  • Greg Kroah-Hartmann [Linux Kernel]
  • Vincent Batts [Red Hat]

Our newest TOB members join existing TOB members in the middle of two-year terms:

  • Brandon Philips [CoreOS]
  • Diogo Monica [Docker]
  • Jason Bouzane [Google]
  • John Gossman [Microsoft]
  • Chris Wright [Red Hat]

Also, the TOB voted among themselves to re-elect their current Chair, Brandon Philips.

TOB members work for a variety of organizations including: CoreOS, Docker, Google, Microsoft, and Red Hat; and are involved as maintainers of many projects in addition to OCI including Docker, rkt, the Linux kernel, and more.  It’s important to note that while we have the TOB in place as a means of checks-and-balances, it is assumed that the OCI developer community will handle most issues. Additionally, the TOB is be responsible for adding and removing OCI projects; most recently, the addition of the go-digest project, which provides a strong hash-identity implementation in Go and services as a common digest package to be used across the container ecosystem. You can follow the TOB on github here: https://github.com/opencontainers/tob

I’d also like to extend a thank you to all of our outgoing TOB members for their service! We look forward to your continued involvement with the OCI and thank you for your time and commitment.

Similarly, the OCI Trademark Board, which is run by the OCI member community to manage the overall operations (including the OCI budget) and certification program of the project, just elected its new Chair, Jeff Borek (IBM). Congratulations Jeff (@jeffborek) and also a hearty thank you to Doug Nassaur (AT&T) who served as our inaugural Trademark Board Chair.

As always, we welcome contributions from across the industry and our success depends on the support and collaboration of many. If you’re interested in contributing to the technology, please join the OCI developer community which is open to everyone. If you’re building products on OCI technology, we recommend joining as a member and participating in the upcoming certification program.