The Open Container Initiative

Welcome to the Open Containers Initiative documentation site! The Open Container Initiative cares about open, industry standards for container technology. Broadly, technology encompasses two prominent ideas:

  • formats: What exactly is a container?
  • interaction: How do we run, create, pull, or otherwise interact with a container?

What will I find here?

This is a collection of introductory material to help you to understand containers, the specifications that were created to support them, and finally, how you can contribute to OCI.