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From Roman Shaposhnik <>
Subject Re: Vote on personal matters: majority vote vs consensus
Date Mon, 25 Mar 2013 00:12:30 GMT
On Sat, Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 PM, Ted Dunning <> wrote:
> One alternative to going for full-on majority voting is to recognize that a
> larger group is much more likely to have "noisy vetoes" by requiring that
> successful votes have n positive votes and m negative votes subject to some
> condition on n and m.  Majority requires n > m, strict Apache consensus
> requires n >= 3 and m == 0.  It is easy to imagine other conditions such as
> n >= 4 and m <= 2 which still have some of the flavor of consensus in that
> a minority can block a decision, but allow forward progress even with
> constant naysayers or occasional random vetoes.

Personally, I'd suggest keeping these options in our backpocket
and turning back to considering them in case a simple majority
proposal runs into an opposition somehow. At this point, I'd rather
try a simple solution first.


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