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From David Crossley <cross...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Majority vs Lazy Majority
Date Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:52:36 GMT
Bertrand Delacretaz wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 15, 2013 at 4:03 PM, sebb <sebbaz@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 9 November 2013 12:17, Justin Mclean <justin@classsoftware.com> wrote:
> ...
> >> My guess is that "Lazy Majority" is used because Majority implies more than
50% of possible voters need to vote.
> >
> > My guess is that it is a misprint for Lazy Consensus....
> 
> I'd say so - "lazy majority" is mentioned at
> http://ant.apache.org/bylaws.html but I didn't know there was such a
> concept in our projects.

Many projects use it. See this Google search:
 site:apache.org "Lazy Majority"

We use it at Forrest:
http://forrest.apache.org/guidelines.html

Ant was one of the projects at the time that we based ours on.

-David

> I'd rather keep it simple and avoid mentioning it in the incubator docs.
> 
> -Bertrand

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