On consensus decision-making (was Re: Alternative decorator syntax - POLL RESULTS SO FAR - ARE WEDONE?)

Robert Brewer fumanchu at amor.org
Sun Aug 22 19:56:06 CEST 2004

Peter Hansen wrote:
> I suspect many of the J2 and C1 people would actually not "block"
> a decision to go with either one versus @pie.  I'm not sure
> how many people would like to block @pie or either or both of
> the other two options.  In the end, we already know that the
> final decision is (thankfully) made by the BDFL based on his
> own good judgement, so voting becomes less and less valuable
> at this stage.  (In consensus building, a "block" basically says
> that someone would refuse to support the community decision,
> while 100% consensus means no one blocks the decision even
> though some people may not feel it reflects their first choice.)

Well said.

FWIW, I have a "signatories" section on the proposal, both for and
against. More tomorrow.

Robert Brewer
Amor Ministries
fumanchu at amor.org

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