The Open Container Initiative, a consortium founded to develop open standards around Docker-style containers across platforms, has delivered 1.0 milestones for two crucial specifications under its banner.The new standards aren’t likely to affect the way developers work with containers.

The real impact is likely to be felt by commercial producers of container-related products, especially if they are angling to have OCI certification applied to what they produce.[ 9 lies programmers tell themselves. | 9 bad programming habits we secretly love. ]
OCI’s newly finalized standards cover two key components of the container ecosystem — the image format for containers, and the runtime specification.

The OCI Image Format, as the first is formally called, is easy enough to grasp.
It describes the way a container image is laid out internally and what its various components are.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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