Original vs sourced material
You might have noticed that we spoke about "sources" and "regions" in the previous pages. It is time to explain what we meant. When users insert content in the storage engine, they may either mark it as an original content they made by themselves or make it a "quote".
Ambaradan primary mission is to import and unify content from a number of external sources. We do want to be able to improve content's quality, but we cannot lie to our data consumers. If we say that some data comes from source X, this data must mirror what source X really has, to the best of our knowledge.
We also need to enable our users to choose what sources they want to use, as many of them may be sectorial, others may be controversial and, last but least, users have their likings, whatever they may be.
We manage this by dividing our content in instances of the region object. We shall later explore all network related issues for these objects, now let us start by stating the practical goal that a region is set to achieve: