I guess there are a few things that happened since this original post:
- ATHENA v2 was released. It is a completely revamped design and
- ATHENA now required a user login and keeps a track of all downloads, as well as license sign offs
at this point, we have not discussed opening an API that would allow users to download vocabularies. it might not be a bad idea, but we need think about it in the context of the #2 and the actual process of selecting and creating a bundle. Also, as @Frank mentioned above - we were entertaining a slightly different idea of pushing, or notifying users as a start, of new vocabularies becoming available based on their history.
If you would like to share how you envision the API that would allow you to download would work?