CNCF Accepts Both Docker’s containerd and CoreOS’ rkt as Incubation Projects


In a unanimous voting process that concluded Wednesday during KubeCon in Berlin, The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Technical Oversight Committee approved Docker Inc.’s motion to donate containerd — the current incarnation of its core container runtime — as an official CNCF incubation project.  In the same meeting, the TOC also voted unanimously to adopt CoreOS’ rkt container runtime, as well.

“Container orchestrators need community-driven container runtimes,” reads a formal statement from CNCF Executive Director Dan Kohn Wednesday, “and we are excited to have containerd which is used today by everyone running Docker.  Becoming a part of CNCF unlocks new opportunities for broader collaboration within the ecosystem.”

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