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From Benson Margulies <>
Subject Re: Vote on personal matters: majority vote vs consensus
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:44:41 GMT
It appears to me that we have a consensus here on using a majority system
with a 3/4 supermajority. I'd like to establish the existence of this
consensus with a minimum of fuss, and begin to stop wasting everyone's
time. Our goal here is to achieve consensus, not to hold votes. So, I'm
going to treat this as a lazy consensus issues. I'm going to watch this
thread for an additional 72 hours. If anyone objects to this consensus,
send along a brief summary of your objection with a -1. If there are, in
fact, substantive objections, I'll organize a separate vote process to
resolve this. Please do not debate objections here, we'll do that later if
we have to. Everyone's had a fair opportunity to state their opinion, so
the only thing we're doing now is ensuring that no one is harboring a
serious objection that I have somehow overlooked. Acquiescing in this
process does not prejudice the discussion of changing the PMC.

On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 4:21 AM, Bertrand Delacretaz <
> wrote:

> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:19 PM, Doug Cutting <> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 3:11 PM, Niall Pemberton
> > <> wrote:
> >> I think it should be 3/4 majority.
> >
> > I agree that supermajority would be better than simple majority here.
> > Moving to simple majority seems too radical...
> +1 on requiring 3/4 majority on Incubator PMC votes on personal
> matters (PMC members elections etc.).
> And as Benson says we should require a DISCUSS thread on our private
> list (where those votes happen as well) before such votes, to help
> build consensus.
> I don't think we need more changes than that.
> -Bertrand
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