[Internal-cg] Interpretation of 'Consensus' ..

joseph alhadeff joseph.alhadeff at oracle.com
Tue Jan 13 13:59:43 UTC 2015

I think we need to catalog how each community determines consensus as 
part of a transparent process and assure that they have met the 
requirements that their community has accepted, but I don't think it's 
up to us to impose any concept of uniformity on what consensus is for 
their process.  We do however need to understand what we mean by 
consensus for the assembled draft; which I believe has been discussed 
extensively on this list.

On 1/13/2015 8:14 AM, Manal Ismail wrote:
> Dear All ..
> I'm following the CCWG-Accountability mailing list, as an observer, 
> and have noticed a discussion on 'Consensus' .. The following is an 
> excerpt from one of the emails:
> "The Chair(s) shall be responsible for designating each position as 
> having one of the following designations:
> a) Full Consensus - a position where no minority disagrees; identified 
> by an absence of objection
> b) Consensus – a position where a small minority disagrees, but most 
> agree"
> whereas our consensus building document states:
> "the chair will be responsible for designating each ICG position as 
> having one of the following designations:
> ·*Recommendation by consensus *- when no one in the group speaks 
> against the recommendation in its last readings.
> ·*Recommendation *- a position where consensus could not be reached 
> after the matter is sufficiently debated and after the chair and two 
> vice chairs together with interested parties have made their utmost 
> efforts to find a satisfactory solution for the matter in order to 
> achieve consensus. Those who still object to the recommendation should 
> be invited to document their objections for the final report."
> Would such inconsistency cause confusion within the community or is it 
> ok to have different interpretations in different though related contexts?
> Kind Regards
> --Manal
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