The Formosa Plastics Archive is a non-profit project with an education mandate. The project contributes to and runs in the spirit of a creative commons, expansively conceived. t is designed to create public knowledge resources and new methods and infrastructure for creating such resources. As such, it depends on deep cooperation among participants, openness to diverse ideas and generous investment in the public good.
The archive is led by a Design Group, itself led by a chair or co-chairs, including rotating position for community members. The Design Group chairs have the responsibility and authority to oversee participation in the project, intervening as needed to meet project goals.