Docker Rivals Join Together in Open Container Effort

In December 2014, the nascent community around Docker fractured, with CoreOS launching its own container technology and the appc (App Container Image) effort to define a standard for containers. Now with the Open Container Project, the goal is to mend fences and find common ground to define a base specification for containers that will work across Docker, CoreOS and any other OCP-based container technology.

The founding members of the OCP include Docker Inc., CoreOS, Amazon Web Services, Apcera, Cisco, EMC, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP, Huawei, IBM, Intel, Joyent, the Linux Foundation, Mesosphere, Microsoft, Pivotal, Rancher Labs, Red Hat and VMware.

“The idea of trying to set up an industry standard with Docker Inc. contributing really started about three weeks ago, and it started picking up steam in the last week,” Ben Golub, CEO of Docker Inc., told eWEEK.