The Open Container Initiative (OCI) is an open source technical community within which industry participants may easily contribute to building a vendor-neutral, portable and open specification and runtime that deliver on the promise of containers as a source of application portability backed by a certification program.

Of course, as an open source project, we welcome anyone to get involved in the development community, regardless of membership status. Please visit the Community page for details on technical calls, mailing lists, Github and more. If you are interested in learning more about corporate membership, please see the details below and complete the inquiry form.

Corporate Sponsorship

Your company can join the OCI at the below membership levels (see charter for more information). All pricing is based on annual membership fees.

Membership TypeMember Rate (USD)LF Non-Member Rate (USD)
General Member$15,000$15,000 + LF-NMF
Startup Member$5000$5,000 + LF-NMF
Academic or Non-Profit$0n/a

Note: Startup members must have less than 100 employees and academic or non-profit members must provide proof of status or accreditation. The LF-NMF rate is set to the rate used for Silver Members of The Linux Foundation, per “Schedule A” of The Linux Foundation Bylaws, available at If you would like to become a Silver Member instead, please provide the requested information here:

If your company or organization would like to receive more information about membership, please reach out by connecting through the form below.


To apply for membership, email Please include the following:

  • First name
  • Last name
  • Email
  • Phone number
  • Company
  • Job title
  • Country