September 12, 2016

Label Schema: A New Standard Approach to Container Metadata

There's a new community standard for container metadata in town, with contributors from Puppet, Mesosphere, Microscaling Systems, Container Solutions, Weave, Cloud66, Tigera and others. The release candidate of Label Schema is being launched Friday at Container Camp in London.

The initiative was inspired by Puppets Gareth Rushgrove, who pointed out how useful additional metadata about a container can be. Docker already provides the LABEL directive for adding arbitrary key-value pairs to any container image, and Label Schema aims to build on this by agreeing standards amongst the community for some common data.

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