Community Overview

Connect with the Open Container Initiative community

The technical community working on developing standards around container formats and runtime technology. Get Involved!

Open meetings

The technical community hosts a weekly open meeting, currently held on Thursdays at 10:00 AM (US Pacific). Everyone is welcome to participate via Zoom. Our agenda is maintained on our HackMD page, and everyone is welcome to propose additional topics or suggest other agenda alterations there. Minutes are embedded in the HackMD document and recordings are made available on our YouTube channel for those who are unable to join the call.

Mailing list


Given the existence of both pre-Slack communication via IRC and the adoption of Slack by many communities, we have a bridge between the IRC channel #opencontainers on and the #general channel on OCI Slack. For Matrix users, this channel is also bridged to


Technical oversight board (TOB)

Trademark board

Certification working group