Second intermediate version of the EOSC glossary released

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    Siân Astley

    Date: 06 Oct, 2020

    FNS-Cloud reviewed the first edition of the glossary. Whilst understanding it is a work-in-progress, and specific to EOSC, we would like to express some concern around the re-definition of terms that are well established and/ or the use of terms to define themselves. For example, ACTOR is defined as 'Individual or organisation that fulfil one or more roles in the EOSC', but this is not the accepted definition of actor, which is 'an external entity that interacts with a system, compared with a stakeholder who has a role, positive or negative, in outcomes'. Similarly, Cloud computing model is defined as "Model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network ..." and the reference does not include the term cloud computing model. We would welcome further dialogue about this topic and would be happy to share our comments, just not sure the 'attach document' below is the right place to do this (

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