Save the Whale: Docker Rightfully Shuns Standardization | Linux.com | The source for Linux information
A little more than a year ago Docker donated “its software container format and its runtime, as well as the associated specifications,” to the Open Container Project to be housed under the Linux Foundation. In the FAQ, the Linux Foundation stressed, “Docker has taken the entire contents of the libcontainer project, including nsinit, and all modifications needed to make it run independently of Docker, and donated it to this effort.”
It was euphoric, this kumbaya moment. Many, including Google’s Kelsey Hightower, thought the container leader was offering full Docker standardization in our time. Nope.
As Docker founder Solomon Hykes declared last week, “We didn’t standardize our tech, just a very narrow piece where it made sense.” Importantly, what Hykes is arguing, a “reasonable argument against weaponized standards,” may …