The Open Container Initiative (OCI), a two-year-old foundation set up by Docker and other organizations, has launched the 1.0 version of its container runtime and image specifications. When asked why it took so long to release the first version of the specifications, OCI executive director Chris Aniszczyk said, “Building standards is a somewhat different collaboration from building an open source project. Like any technical open source project with companies making money in unique ways, there’s always going to be different opinions.”
OCI members who worked on the specifications include RedHat, Docker, CoreOS, Huawei, Fujitsu, Microsoft, Google, Oracle, Cisco and Tencent. The OCI is part of the Linux Foundation.
In the future, the OCI plans to focus on certification and adding specifications for platforms other than Linux.