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Inside these pages you will find a collection of my personal ramblings (including security disclosures, my thoughts on various topics, and anything else that I feel like writing about). All of the opinions stated here are solely my own, and are released under the Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license.
- The Road to OCIv2 Images: What's Wrong with Tar? Aleksa Sarai, 21 January 2019.
The need for a better container image format has been fairly self-apparent for a long time, but there hasn't been a solid effort to redesign how container images should operate. Most container image formats are based on
tar, which at first glance may seem like a reasonable choice. In this first part of a series of articles that outline the design of "OCIv2 images", I hope to dissuade you of this notion.