November 7, 2018 in Blog

Bringing OCI images to the desktop with Flatpak

By Alex Larsson and Owen Taylor Over the last five years, containers have taken the server world by storm. Many of the same things that make containers well-suited for server-side…
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October 11, 2018 in Blog

OCI Image Support Comes to Open Source Docker Registry

By Phil Estes & Mike Brown The Open Container Initiative (OCI) was formed in 2015 as a place to collaborate on the definition of a standard container runtime and image format.…
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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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May 1, 2018 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: OpenStack (Kata Containers)

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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April 16, 2018 in Blog

Teaming up with Docker to Support a Diverse Container Ecosystem

With a commitment to driving inclusivity in the community, OCI is proud to be an official Diversity Scholarship sponsor for DockerCon 2018. By actively seeking ways to increase the ecosystem’s…
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April 11, 2018 in News

The New Stack: “Open Container Initiative Creates a Distribution Specification for Registries”

This week, the Open Container Initiative initialized its third open endeavor, the Distribution Specification Project. The goal of this initiative is to offer a shared set of requirements for registries designed…
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April 10, 2018 in News

SDxCentral: “OCI Standardizes Container Image Distribution Based on Docker Registry”

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) launched a project to standardize container image distribution based on the DockerRegistry v2 protocol. The creation of the new distribution specification supports interoperability within the…
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April 10, 2018 in News

ZDNet: “​Open Container Initiative nails down container image distribution standard”

The Open Container Initiative (OCI), the open-source community in charge of creating container standards, has announced the launch of the Distribution Specification project to standardize container image distribution. This new…
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April 9, 2018 in News

Container Journal: “OCI Standardizes Container Registry Protocol”

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) announced today that the way which container images are distributed is about to become standardized using the Docker Registry v2 protocol. Chris Aniszczyk, executive director…
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April 9, 2018 in Blog

Distribution-Spec is Here!

Today, we announced the launch of the Distribution Specification project to standardize container image distribution. To learn more, check out the press release announcement here!
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April 9, 2018 in Announcement

Open Container Initiative Announces Distribution Specification Project

OCI creates distribution specification to standardize container image distribution SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – April 9, 2018 ​– The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source community for creating open standards…
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March 14, 2018 in Announcement

Open Container Initiative Continues Momentum with New Members

Initiative welcomes 99Cloud, Kontena and OpenStack Foundation to collaboratively accelerate industry container specifications SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – March 14, 2018 ​– The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source community…
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February 20, 2018 in Blog

OCI Announces 2018 TOB Election Results

By Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) It’s 2018 and after shipping the v1.0 specifications last year, we’re nearing contributions from 300+ contributors across 70+ organizations. Today the community is hard at work…
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February 13, 2018 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Kontena

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member organizations that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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November 10, 2017 in Blog

OCI Update: v1.0.1 Release and New Maintainer

The OCI community continues to be hard at work, having just issued the first update to OCI v.1.0, after five months of focusing on stability. OCI 1.0.1 contains updates to…
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October 16, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: InfoSiftr

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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October 11, 2017 in News

Windows ITPro: Using Containers? Look for the OCI Seal of Approval

Container tools marked OCI compliant should give DevOps the same confidence that consumers have when plugging a UL approved toaster into the wall. Read more at Windows ITPro.
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September 26, 2017 in News

SiliconAngle: Why the new Open Container Initiative standard is a milestone for software

The recent release of the Open Container Initiative version 1.0 specification is a milestone in the development of container technology, setting the stage for innovation to move up the stack. Read more…
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September 21, 2017 in Blog

OCI Welcomes New Project Maintainers

Following the recent release of OCI v1.0 (runtime-spec / image-spec) and a summer break, the work continues and the community is busy. We had a great panel and strong showing…
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September 11, 2017 in News

SDxCentral: Open Container Initiative Marks Success, Looks for What’s Next

LOS ANGELES – The Open Container Initiative (OCI) is looking at container distribution challenges as a potential follow up to its initial runtime and image format specification release. Read more…
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September 11, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: EasyStack

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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August 21, 2017 in Blog

Fostering Diversity and Inclusivity at DockerCon Europe

It’s incredibly important to the Open Container Initiative (OCI) community, as well as the larger container ecosystem, to build a community of inclusiveness that helps provide opportunities to underrepresented and…
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July 19, 2017 in News

ZDNet: Containers consolidation: Open Container Initiative 1.0 released

Most companies are now exploring using containers. Some, especially in the government, have been reluctant to make the move and are waiting for container standardization. Their wait is over. The Open…
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July 19, 2017 in News

The Register: Contain(er) your enthusiasm, nerds: Docker-backed OCI runtime spec hits 1.0

The Open Container Initiative, an attempt by Docker and other container tech companies to build standards and consensus for container technology, on Wednesday plans to release the initial version of…
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July 19, 2017 in News

The New Stack: OCI’s Long-Awaited Container Runtime and Image Specifications Hit the Streets

After two years of work, the Open Container Initiative has published version 1.0 specifications for both a container image and a container runtime format. Fostered by the Linux Foundation, the OCI sought to ensure compatibility.…
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July 19, 2017 in News

TechCrunch: The Open Container Initiative launches version 1.0 of its container specs

It took a while, but the Open Container Initiative (OCI) today announced the launch of the 1.0 versions of both its container runtime and image specs for software container. Read more at…
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July 19, 2017 in News

InformationWeek: Unity Rules As OCI Launches 1.0 Container Spec

After a two-year effort, the Open Container Initiative has its image specification and runtime spec ready for vendors and container users. Read more from InformationWeek.
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July 19, 2017 in News

GeekWire: Cloud computing’s Open Container Initiative hits the 1.0 release milestone

Another light-touch cloud standards effort under the auspices of The Linux Foundation reached a milestone Wednesday, with the release of the 1.0 version of the Open Container Initiative. Read more from…
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July 19, 2017 in News

eWeek: Open Container Initiative Specifications Reach 1.0 Milestone

After two years of effort, the first official milestone of the Open Container Initiative's runtime and image specifications debuts. Read more from eWeek.
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July 19, 2017 in Blog

OCI v1.0: Bringing Containers Closer to Standardization

By Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) Over the past few years, there has been rapid growth in both interest and usage of containers. Almost all major technology vendors and cloud providers have…
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July 19, 2017 in Announcement

Open Container Initiative (OCI) Releases v1.0 of Container Standards

Open, portable, vendor-neutral container specifications now available   SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – 19 July, 2017 ​– The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source community for creating open industry standards…
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June 20, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: CoreOS

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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May 4, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Cycle.io

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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April 26, 2017 in Blog

Join OCI for OSCON’s Open Container Day

We’re pleased to be supporting the Open Source Convention (OSCON) Open Container Day this year, taking place Tuesday, May 9th at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, TX. https://twitter.com/OCI_ORG/status/855144788768817154 Open…
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April 18, 2017 in Announcement

Innovative Cloud Organizations Join the Open Container Initiative to Help Shape Industry Container Standards

Cycle.io, Dataman, and Wercker join Open Container Initiative as community prepares to issue first major release AUSTIN, Texas, – DockerCon – April 18, 2017 ​– The Open Container Initiative (OCI),…
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April 12, 2017 in Blog

The OCI Applauds containerd and rkt to CNCF

By Chris Aniszczyk (@cra) Our sister project at the Linux Foundation, the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), recently announced that both Docker’s core container runtime, containerd, and CoreOS’s pod-native container…
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April 4, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Mesosphere

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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March 15, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Univa

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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March 1, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Wercker

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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February 15, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: IBM

The OCI community comprises a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series highlights OCI…
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February 10, 2017 in Blog

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

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…
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January 31, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Rancher Labs

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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January 23, 2017 in Blog

OCI Moves into 2017

A look back at the OCI's accomplishments in 2016.
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January 12, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: ContainerShip

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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January 5, 2017 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: SUSE

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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December 15, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Apcera

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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December 1, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Portworx

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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November 15, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Huawei

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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October 31, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Pivotal

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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October 17, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Fujitsu

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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October 11, 2016 in Announcement

OCI Announces New Tools Projects and 1.0 Release Candidates

Last month, the OCI formed two new tools projects: runtime tools and image tools. These projects are associated with the OCI runtime spec and image format spec and serve as repositories…
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October 5, 2016 in Blog

OCI Announces New Tools Projects and 1.0 Release Candidates

With ContainerCon Europe currently underway in Berlin, we want to share some of the great progress the Open Container Initiative (OCI) has made. The OCI was launched with the express…
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October 3, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Weaveworks

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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September 14, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Red Hat

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around a container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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August 31, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Google

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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August 22, 2016 in Announcement

Startups Help Guide the Future of Container Technology through the Open Container Initiative

The Open Container Initiative announces new startup members Anchore, ContainerShip, EasyStack and Replicated    TORONTO, Canada, ContainerCon – August 23, 2016 – The Open Container Initiative (OCI), an open source…
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August 11, 2016 in Blog

developerWorks Webcast Recap: Open Container Initiative at 12 months

Last month, the Open Container Initiative (OCI) was the featured topic of one of IBM’s developerWorks Open Tech Talks. Nearly 1,400 participants joined the live webcast to hear panelists from…
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July 22, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Intel

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around the container image format and runtime. This blog series…
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July 14, 2016 in Blog

OCI Member Spotlight: Microsoft

The OCI community is comprised of a diverse set of member companies that are committed to creating open industry standards around container formats and runtime. This new blog series highlights…
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April 19, 2016 in News

Docker 1.11: The first runtime built on containerd and based on OCI technology

Over the last year, Docker has helped advance the work of the OCI to make it more readily available to more users. Hear more from Docker more about their v1.11…
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April 14, 2016 in News

Celebrating the Open Container Initiative Image Specification

Hear from CoreOS how they are are celebrating the start of the new Open Container Initiative project, the OCI Image Specification Read More
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April 14, 2016 in Blog

New Image Specification Project for Container Images

The OCI recently formed the open container Image Format spec project. This project is tasked with creating a software shipping container image format spec with security and federated naming as key…
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March 20, 2016 in News

Open Container Initiative Launches a Container Image Format Spec

Hear more from The New Stack about the new Image Format project in OCI as it interviews project members: Read More
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December 8, 2015 in Announcement

​Open Container Initiative Establishes Technical Governance, Announces New Members

SAN FRANCISCO – December 8, 2015– The Open Container Initiative (OCI), represented by a broad coalition of industry leaders focused on common standards for software containers, is today announcing its formalized technical…
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November 11, 2015 in News

Open Container Format Progress Report

Follow Up from Open Container Initiative (formerly Project) Announcement of 6/22. Read More
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July 22, 2015 in Announcement

Community Rallies Behind Open Container Initiative

AT&T, ClusterHQ, Datera, Kismatic, Kyup, Midokura, Nutanix, Oracle, Polyverse, Resin.io, SUSE, Sysdig, Twitter and Verizon back effort; draft charter and specification open for comments PORTLAND, Ore., O’Reilly’s Open Source Conference…
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June 20, 2015 in Announcement

Industry Leaders Unite to Create Project for Open Container Standards

Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, CoreOS, Docker, EMC, Fujitsu Limited, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware create…
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