2018’s Biggest Moments + What’s Coming for OCI in 2019

Friday, January 11, 2019 by Kristen Evans

Looking back at 2018, OCI had a banner year for foundational momentum – perfect for all our community has planned for 2019 🗓

Some of our biggest moments of last year included the launch of the Distribution Specification project, to standardize container image distribution based on the specification for the Docker Registry HTTP API V2 protocol – the result of extensive work from key maintainers Derek McGowan, Stephen Day and Vincent Batts, with backing from hundreds of OCI contributors and organizations committed to container standardization – and the long-awaited announcement of Alibaba Cloud’s membership – the last of top 5 major hyperscale clouds to join the initiative and largest cloud provider in China.

Additionally, OCI community members Chris Aniszczyk, Jeffrey Borek, Rithu Leena John, & Patrick Chanezon secured a coveted speaking slot at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America to present “How Standards, Specifications and Runtimes Make for Better Containers” to a sold-out Seattle crowd. Check out a recording of their session below 🎥

We also started publishing ecosystem features in an effort to highlight how OCI is being leveraged by various projects. These deep dives, which we plan to continue sharing in 2019, were a hit with maintainers and readers alike – a sample of community usage posts shared in 2018 can be found below:

Check back soon for more ecosystem project features, including one from the containerd team!

In 2019, the OCI community plans to roll out updates to specifications, ship a v1.0 of runc + much more – stay tuned, get involved, and follow along on social for an even bigger year of all things container standards & specs!