Michael Crosby

Interview with Michael Crosby, the OCI Technical Oversight Board Chairman

Last month the Linux Foundation announced the 2018 Open Container Initiative (OCI) election results of the Technical Oversight Board (TOB). Members of the TOB then voted to elect our very own Michael Crosby as the new Chairman. The result of the election should not come as a surprise to anyone in the community given Michael’s extensive contributions to the container ecosystem. Back in February 2014, Michael led the development of libcontainer, a Go library that was developed to access the kernel’s container APIs directly, without any other dependencies. If you look at this first commit of libcontainer, you’ll see that the JSONspec is very similar to the latest version of the 1.0 runtime specification. In the interview below, we take a closer look at Michael’s contributions to OCI, his vision for the future and how this benefits all Docker users. Why are you excited Continue reading…

Patrick Chanezon

Docker Leads OCI Release of v1.0 Runtime and Image Format Specifications

Today marks an important milestone for the Open Container Initiative (OCI) with the release of the OCI v1.0 runtime and image specifications – a journey that Docker has been central in driving and navigating over the last two years. It has been our goal to provide low-level standards as building blocks for the community, customers and the broader industry. To understand the significance of this milestone, let’s take a look at the history of Docker’s growth and progress in developing industry-standard container technologies. The History of Docker Runtime and Image Donations to the OCI Docker’s image format and container runtime quickly emerged as the de facto standard following its release as an open source project in 2013. We recognized the importance of turning it over to a neutral governance body to fuel innovation and prevent fragmentation in the industry. Working Continue reading…

Stephen Walli

Demystifying the Open Container Initiative (OCI) Specifications

The Open Container Initiative (OCI) announced the completion of the first versions of the container runtime and image specifications this week. The OCI is an effort under the auspices of the Linux Foundation to develop specifications and standards to support container solutions. A lot of effort has gone into the building of these specifications over the past two years. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the myths that have arisen over the past two years. Myth: The OCI is a replacement for Docker Standards are important, but they are far from a complete production platform. Take for example, the World Wide Web. It  has evolved over the last 25 years and was built on core dependable standards like TCP/IP, HTTP and HTML. Using TCP/IP as an example, when enterprises coalesced around TCP/IP as a common protocol, Continue reading…

Solomon Hykes

Why I am excited to join the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Technical Oversight Board

Docker’s mission is to build tools of mass innovation. To achieve this goal, we collaborate with the best developers in the world, working with the open source projects and organizations tackling the various aspects of containerization: the Docker open source projects with more than 2,000 contributors, the Apache Software Foundation with Apache Aurora, the Linux Foundation with the MirageOS, the Open Container Initiative (OCI) collaborative projects and the Cloud Foundry foundation. It is through these collaborations that we have been able to democratize complex technologies like OS containers and orchestrators such as Docker Swarm to make them accessible to organizations of all sizes.

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Patrick Chanezon

The Cloud Native Computing Foundation is getting started today

In July Docker became a Founding Member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF). Today the CNCF gets started with a ratified open governance structure including a Technical Oversight Committee (TOC) to direct technical decisions, for which nominations are open.

Victor Coisne

We Had a Whale of a Time at LinuxCon and ContainerCon!

Docker and the Docker team made quite a splash in Seattle last week at LinuxCon, ContainerCon and all of the other co-located events! Below are some of the Docker team’s favorite memories from the week.

Victor Coisne

Your Docker Agenda for LinuxCon

Docker and containers are making a big splash in Seattle next week! LinuxCon runs from Monday, August 17 through Wednesday, August 19 but there are plenty of co-located events during the week including ContainerCon, MesosCon and the Linux Plumbers Conference. Below is our list of the must-attend talks at the different events in Seattle next week. We know the timing of several talks conflict – thankfully, they will be recorded! Docker’s SVP of Engineering Marianna Tessel will be delivering a keynote during the morning on Monday, August 17th – click here to sign up for the livestream of her talk!

Ben Golub

Open Governance and Collaboration in the Ecosystem is #Trending

Docker is a Founding Member of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) The past four weeks has been unparalleled in terms of open, collaborative activity among the ecosystem around container-based technologies. It started with Docker’s efforts in driving the Open Container Initiative (OCI); which was formerly known as the Open Container Project) in concert with Microsoft, Red Hat, Google, and nearly 20 other companies to deliver an open, universal container image format and runtime under the auspices of the Linux Foundation. The response to the OCI has been incredibly positive, and the OCI has already been making huge strides in code creation, spec creation, governance, and membership; please stay tuned for pending updates!