Is affected by the Docker Team Apocalypse?

We’re getting ready to switch to the bob generated images, and the article Docker is deleting Open Source organisations - what you need to know came up this morning.

  1. Is an organization on Docker Hub?
  2. Are images pushed to any other image host such as or
  3. Is there a plan for managing this, if is affected by this?

It seems like this would be manageable with EEF funding, but this feels ugly.

I can open this on hexpm/bob is that would be a better place to discuss this.

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I bet some greedy managers thought that by closing the open-source organizations everybody will start to pay them and they will make a lot of money. 420 USD per year witch is 35 USD per month is a lot, with that kind of money you can host a pretty beefy server to serve those containers yourself.

Based on this thread, sounds like some images are moving to GHCR:


It would probably be good to start hosting these on more than one service. It sounds like is more than willing to work with this, and is an obvious choice.

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This was long-time coming but the convenience made us ignore the signs.

Personally it’s not a huge sacrifice to change image names and prepend the domain to them but I know that many people will be caught off-guard and there will be a lot of breakage. Sad.


Just hit DT:

We apologize. We did a terrible job announcing the end of Docker Free Teams.

We apologize for how we communicated and executed sunsetting Docker “Free Team” subscriptions, which alarmed the open source community.

For those of you catching up, we recently emailed accounts that are members of Free Team organizations, to let them know that they will lose features unless they move to one of our supported free or paid offerings. This impacted less than 2% of our users. Note that this change does not affect Docker Personal, Docker Pro, Docker Team, or Docker Business accounts, Docker-Sponsored Open Source members, Docker Verified Publishers, or Docker Official Images.

The Docker Free Team subscription was deprecated in part because it was poorly targeted. In particular, it didn’t serve the open source audience as well as our recently updated Docker-Sponsored Open Source program, the latter offering benefits that exceed those of the deprecated Free Team plan.

We’d also like to clarify that public images will only be removed from Docker Hub if their maintainer decides to delete them. We’re sorry that our initial communications failed to make this clear.

We apologize again for the poor communication and execution surrounding this deprecation and promise to continue to listen to community feedback.


Yeah. Not super helpful, in the end, because the team accounts (which may not be in use by the account) are still going to be unavailable for image maintenance.


No, they won’t be affected. pays for Docker Team for a while already, back when they introduced rate limiting.