IBM Announces Open-OVF Project

By August 12, 2008 March 4th, 2019 Announcements

Announcing the open-ovf project and source code availibility.
Hi folks, we are announcing the availibility of source code for the open-ovf project. OVF is a standard packaging format for virtual machines and software appliances. The open-ovf project is seeking contributors and users to help establish OVF as a transparent and platform-nuetral method for packaing virtual machine images.
We anticipate being able to deploy a single OVF package to either Xen or KVM. Eventually expanding that list to include VMware, Hyper-V, and other platforms. Getting to that point will require community contributions.
For a quick summary of OVF and the open source project, see the .pdf from the recent Xen summit located at:
The open-ovf project is hosted at sourceforge:
And source code is hosted in a git repository:
Scott Moser <> is the project maintainer.
— Mike Day