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From Dirk-Willem van Gulik <>
Subject Re: [vote] Project Name
Date Wed, 17 Dec 2003 19:42:58 GMT

On Wed, 17 Dec 2003, Jeremy Boynes wrote:

> We have to have some form of time limit or no decision is reached.
> Normally it is 72 hours but I thought, given the nature, that allowing
> an additional 48 was a reasonable thing to do.

Within the ASF we generally use voting not to deceide, but to gauge
consensus. If a vote is very close - generally the issue is discussed a
bit more until a clear majority or consensus emergers. (Though we are not
as bad as an IETF 'Humm' (or Hum)).


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