Moby is an open-source project, created by Docker, to enable and accelerate software containerization.

Moby projects

The projects themselves provide a “Lego set” of toolkit components, the framework for assembling them into custom container-based systems, and a place for all container enthusiasts and professionals to experiment and exchange ideas. There is a Technical Steering committee, elected by the projects, to help with project governance.


Technical Steering Committee

The Technical Steering Committee acts as an escalation point for conflicts within projects, encourages cross-project communication and coordination, as well as helping with project governance. The TSC is not involved in the day-to-day activities of the projects but can resolve technical disputes when an issue has been escalated to the committee.

Seats on the committee are allocated by election and seats are held for a fixed term. You can read more about the Technical Steering Committee, including the list of current members, over on the TSC repository.


Moby Special Interest Groups

Moby Project also hosts Special Interest Groups (SIG) for discussing subtopics among interested contributors. SIGs typically meet every week and post their meeting minutes and video of the meetings online. If you’re interested in starting a SIG, please begin a discussion on the forum.

Current SIGs

Name Leads Agenda Forum Meetings
LinuxKit Security @riyazdf Riyaz Faizullabhoy Agenda and Meeting Notes Forum Every other Wednesday at 9:00 AM PST
Orchestration Security @diogomonica Diogo Monica Agenda and Meeting Notes Forum Every other Tuesday at 3:00 PM PST


List of Moby Projects

infrakitGoCreated by dockerStar

A toolkit for creating and managing declarative, self-healing infrastructure.

An open and reliable container runtimehttps://containerd.io

runcGoCreated by opencontainersStar

CLI tool for spawning and running containers according to the OCI specificationhttps://www.opencontainers.org/

Notary is a project that allows anyone to have trust over arbitrary collections of data

linuxkitLogosCreated by linuxkitStar

A toolkit for building secure, portable and lean operating systems for containers

datakitOCamlCreated by mobyStar

Connect processes into powerful data pipelines with a simple git-like filesystem interface

vpnkitOCamlCreated by mobyStar

A toolkit for embedding VPN capabilities in your application

swarmkitGoCreated by dockerStar

A toolkit for orchestrating distributed systems at any scale. It includes primitives for node discovery, raft-based consensus, task scheduling and more.

libnetworkGoCreated by dockerStar

Docker Networking

buildkitGoCreated by mobyStar

concurrent, cache-efficient, and Dockerfile-agnostic builder toolkithttps://github.com/moby/moby/issues/34227

hyperkitCCreated by mobyStar

A toolkit for embedding hypervisor capabilities in your application

mobyGoCreated by mobyStar

Moby Project - a collaborative project for the container ecosystem to assemble container-based systemshttps://mobyproject.org/

toolGoCreated by mobyStar

Temporary repository for the moby assembly tool used by the Moby project

libentitlementGoCreated by mobyStar

Entitlements library for high level control of container permissions

distributionGoCreated by dockerStar

The Docker toolset to pack, ship, store, and deliver content

Note: runc is owned by Open Container Initiative (OCI). containerd and Notary are owned by Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF).