CNCF position on new Docker policy limiting image retention

Yuri Shkuro

Starting Nov 1, 2020, Docker is planning to limit retention of images on Docker Hub for free accounts to 6m [1]. This will likely affect many CNCF projects that distribute binaries. For example, while the Jaeger projects makes multiple releases per year, it does not mean that all users are upgrading more frequently than 6m. We also have a number of build and CI related images that are not updated that often, and if they start TTL-ing out it will introduce additional maintenance burden.

What is the TOC recommendation on this front? Should CNCF upgrade some of Docker Hub accounts (e.g. starting with graduated projects) to paid plans?


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