Abstract: I want to start formulating a response to this draft by recognising the good place EOSC is today. A strong mission statement and a realisation that EOSC goes above and beyond the technical aspirations its name actually suggests. Today, EOSC concept and implementation actions clearly and powerfully encompass the sum of the socio-technical components that form unique value chains across data-driven science, from ideation to impact. These components are predominantly delivered by a multitude of scientific disciplines, through scientific communities, their respective practices and linked technical solutions supporting data lifecycles. It is probably the involvement of these communities, not just as users of EOSC but as core stakeholders, that helps EOSC transition from an opaque political statement to a tangible socio-technical ecosystem of people, data and services for science.
Keywords: European Open Science Cloud (EOSC); Brussel Bubble, Comments