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Subject svn commit: r788658 - /websites/staging/rave/trunk/content/rave/docs/governance/consensusBuilding.html
Date Fri, 22 Apr 2011 21:03:52 GMT
Author: buildbot
Date: Fri Apr 22 21:03:51 2011
New Revision: 788658

Staging update by buildbot


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+<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
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+  <link href="/rave/css/rave.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
+  <title>Consensus Building</title>
+  <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8">
+  <div id="banner">
+    <img alt="Apache Rave (Incubating)" src="/rave/images/logo.png"/>
+    <h1 class="title">Consensus Building</h1>
+  </div>
+  <div id="navigation">
+  <h1 id="general">General</h1>
+<li><a href="index.html">About</a></li>
+<li><a href="/projects/rave.html">Incubator page</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0">License</a></li>
+<h1 id="documentation">Documentation</h1>
+<li><a href="http://cwiki.apache.org/">Wiki</a></li>
+<h1 id="community">Community</h1>
+<li><a href="get-involved.html">Get Involved</a></li>
+<li><a href="mailing-lists.html">Mailing Lists</a></li>
+<li><a href="people.html">People</a></li>
+<h1 id="development">Development</h1>
+<li><a href="source.html">Source Code</a></li>
+<li><a href="https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/rave">Issue Tracker</a></li>
+<li><a href="https://builds.apache.org/hudson/view/M-R/view/Rave/">Continuous
+<h1 id="asf">ASF</h1>
+<li><a href="http://www.apache.org">Apache Software Foundation</a></li>
+<li><a href="http://www.apache.org/foundation/thanks.html">Thanks</a></li>
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+<li><a href="http://www.apache.org/security/">Security</a></li>
+  </div>
+  <div id="content">
+    <p>In some cases there is no obvious path to take, or you might be a new community,

+or a new member of an existing community. In these cases people will often 
+need to build consensus by making proposals and eliciting responses.</p>
+<p>We want to avoid unnecessary discussion and the creation of significant
+amounts of unnecessary mail that everyone in the community needs to read. 
+That is not to say that we want to avoid constructive discussion. This is 
+the lifeblood of a successful project. However, many ASF projects adopt a 
+shorthand notation for showing support, or otherwise, for a proposal.</p>
+<h2 id="expressing_support_or_otherwise">Expressing support (or otherwise)</h2>
+<p>The notation used is "+1", "-1" and "0". It's also common to see "+0" and "-0".</p>
+<p>So, what do these notations mean?</p>
+<li>+1 means "I agree with this and will help make it happen"</li>
+<li>+0 means "I agree with this but probably won't make it happen, so my 
+opinion is not that important"</li>
+<li>-0 means "I don't agree with this, but I'm offering no alternative so 
+my opinion is not that important"</li>
+<li>-1 means "I don't agree and I am offering an alternative that I am able 
+to help implement"</li>
+<p>Many people will use fractions to indicate the strength of their feelings,
+ e.g. "+0.5". Some will even indicate this is a "no brainer" with something 
+like "+1000".</p>
+<p>The important thing is that this is not an exact science. It's just a shorthand

+way of communicating strength of feeling.</p>
+<h2 id="consensus_building_is_not_voting">Consensus Building is Not Voting</h2>
+<p>The confusing thing about this notation is that it is the same notation
+used in a formal vote. Knowing when something is a vote and when it is a 
+preference is important. It's easy to tell though, if the subject does not have 
+"[Vote]" at the start then it's just an opinion. We try not to call votes,
+consensus building is much more inclusive.</p>
+<p>The reasons for this notation being common is 
+that when someone wants to summarise a discussion thread they can mentally 
+add up the strength of feeling of the community and decide if there is consensus
+or not.</p>
+<p>Once there is a clear consensus members of the community can proceed with 
+the work under the <a href="docs/governance/lazyConsensus.html">lazy consensus</a>
+  </div>
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