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From Bertrand Delacretaz <bdelacre...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Vote on personal matters: majority vote vs consensus
Date Thu, 28 Mar 2013 16:35:50 GMT
On Thu, Mar 28, 2013 at 5:29 PM, ant elder <ant.elder@gmail.com> wrote:
> ...With this new supermajority approach you'd need 75% or more of voters
> to agree with you to get me gone.
>
> Alternatively, you could say enough is enough and to end the debate
> you're going to call a vote to demonstrate i've the PMCs support - a
> vote on letting ant stay on. That sounds like you're being nice, but
> in fact you're being clever, because now you only need 25% of voters
> to vote -1 and i'm gone....

IMO the goal of a 3/4 supermajority is to make sure the result is
sufficiently clear to mean rough consensus, so we probably need to say
that

  a vote with >= 75% yes passes
  a vote with <= 25% yes does not pass
  a vote > 25% and < 75% is failed, no consensus emerges and no action is taken

-Bertrand

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