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Re: A neat decision-making scheme



On Sun, Apr 21, 2019 at 12:08 PM Jeff Young <jeff@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> In my last few years at Adobe I worked with Day Software in Switzerland
> which we had just acquired.  They did a lot of open-source stuff with
> Apache and had this neat decision-making scheme (which may have originated
> at Apache — I’m unaware of its source):
> If you need direction on something, you send an email to the list.  (This
> part is no different than what we do today.)
> If someone agrees, they reply with “+1”.
> If someone wants to halt progress until either some discussion is had or
> until another direction is chosen they veto with a “-1”.
> When you accumulate three +1s and are clear of -1s you’re good to go.
> If you do get one or more -1s you’re blocked until those folks change
> their input to either a “+0” or a “+1”.
> If you haven’t yet reached three +1s after a time-out period (I think we
> used a week but it might have been two), but you are clear of -1s, you can
> send a message to the list indicating a default-consensus and go ahead and
> implement it.
> Might this be useful for us?
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