Open Container Initiative Launches a Container Image Format Spec


The Open Container Initiative (OCI) has taken the next step in establishing a standards base for the emerging container ecosystem. The organization has launched a project to establish a container image format specification.

As a follow-up to the container runtime standard OCI is working on, open specifications for a container image is a “key part of this whole discussion,” said CoreOS CEO Alex Polvi. CoreOS offers the rkt container software, an alternative to the widely used Docker container image format.

“I like web browser analogies. It’s like Firefox and Chrome,” he said. “Those are like Docker and rkt;…”

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