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Re: BIND and live property value consistency

From: Cullen Jennings <fluffy@cisco.com>
Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2005 09:17:22 -0700
To: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>, WebDav <w3c-dist-auth@w3.org>
Message-ID: <BEEC0C22.40E7E%fluffy@cisco.com>

On 6/27/05 8:22 PM, "Geoffrey M Clemm" <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com> wrote:

> A key question is whether disagreement on such a point
> from a single workgroup participant can veto a specification.

Let me answer about the very general case and not about this specific topic
of BIND. It can be hard to decide how to decide consensus with a group this
small. To answer your question, I think the short answer is mostly No but
the long answer is more complex. I view it as extremely likely that if there
was only a single person that disagreed, I would call it consensus. I would
want to spend the time to make sure that the WG understood the disagreement
and had provided informed comment. However, if the number of people involved
was amazingly small, there would be some point where I would just have to
say this WG is too small to say that the work reflected consensus of any
relevant group and recommend we just close the group. We have so few people,
it would be far easier for me if we came to conclusions that all the key
contributors could live with even if they did not think the decision is the
absolute best path.

On the topic at hand, keep in mind that we have to come to something that
not only makes sense to the WG but also makes sense to the IESG.
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