jsr348
  1. jsr348
  2. JSR348-130

abstentions are embodiment of agreement to disagree

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    • Type: Bug Bug
    • Status: Closed
    • Priority: Major Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Component/s: Standing Rules
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      standing rules

      109-110 - strike "Explicit abstentions are strongly discouraged" as members may choose to step aside rather than block progress; yeah, the "minimum 5 yes votes" rule may kick in, but if it does it's a strong sign that something about what's being voted on needs to be fixed.

      PC> I disagree. Abstentions are strongly discouraged. This doesn't mean they are prohibited. We could soften by striking "discouraged."

      SS> why strongly discouraged? permits members to respectfully disagree without blocking the process. how about "Abstentions should be avoided, but can be used, for example, by a member who objects to that being voted on, but wishes not to stand in the way of the process."

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            pcurran
            Reporter:
            sean_sheedy
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