Creating an instance

Each instance has an administrator who takes responsibility for ensuring that the engine is up to date and works properly, and maintainers who take responsibility for ensuring the quality of the resulting versions.

All of these roles can be either volunteer or funded by sponsors. Anyone is free to create their own collection using their own instance.

Referencing an instance

A collection can be referenced in the Open Terms Archive federation if it abides by the following quality criteria:

  1. Clearly defined scope.
  2. Clearly defined maintainer.
  3. Clearly defined administrator.
  4. The vast majority of versions are readable.
  5. Frequency of at least one track a day.
  6. Public and open-licensed snapshots.
  7. Public and open-licensed versions.
  8. Regular, public, and open-licensed dataset releases.