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From Justin Mclean <>
Subject Re: Majority vs Lazy Majority
Date Sat, 09 Nov 2013 12:17:56 GMT

> Is there such a concept as "Lazy Majority" ?
Yes many Apache projects define it (eg Ant, Kafka, Hadoop, Pig, Hive and others ) as does
Apache HTTP. [1]
"Lazy majority decides each issue in the release plan."

Different projects however  use different terms, as far as I can see  "Lazy Majority" is used
more than " "Majority Approval" but both have the same rules, ie 3 +1s and more +1's than

My guess is that "Lazy Majority" is used because Majority implies more than 50% of possible
voters need to vote.


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