Renaming "docker" references to generic ones like "container" or "OCI'
by Sushma Gajanur Shivakumar
As the container landscape has changed over the last few years, Docker Inc.
has changed what the term "docker" means. Along with changes in the
container namespace with tools like buildah, cri-o, rkt and other ways to
run containers, it makes sense to refer to containers in a more generic
sense, using terms like "container" or "OCI(Open Container Initiative)"
instead of "docker".
We have already renamed the Docker namespace to "containers" in dist-git.
The Bugzilla project for containers is under container as well. Wherever
possible to be consistent with using more generic terms, "docker" should be
renamed to an appropriate generic term. This will allow us to more
seamlessly adapt and change with the continuing evolution of the container
based world. A side effect is that the changes will more closely align us
with ongoing work within Red Hat.
There are several areas that can be evaluated for changes from "docker" to
"container" (or OCI). These include:
- Changing a package description to be more generic
- Working with upstream to rename the project and bringing that back to
- Changing labels and descriptions used within Dockerfiles
The non-exhaustive* full list of current containers and packages to
be considered is not a very large list and your consideration and efforts
to help are greatly appreciated.
** The bellow URLs will not show a package that is using docker only inthe
package description which shows up in bugzilla along with otherlocations
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