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[tdf-discuss] Agreement-seeking culture
- Subject: [tdf-discuss] Agreement-seeking culture
- From: Drew Jensen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sat, 09 Oct 2010 09:49:20 -0400
- To: tdf-discuss <email@example.com>
We desire to create an agreement-seeking culture.
That is, we endeavor to make plans and reach decisions based on
achieving wide-spread agreement. Agreement-seeking is not the
same as consensus, as consensus tries for universal agreement,
elusive if not impossible to achieve.
Agreement-seeking as a central principle is also different than
majority rule. While voting can play a constructive role as an
advisory means of expression of preference, binding procedures
of any kind can under emphasize and even undermine the critical
role of discussion and deliberation in the shaping of plans.
Voting on polls is considered assertively consultative, not
binding. Elections of individuals to fill roles within the
organization on the other hand are binding.
For agreements to be meaningful it is important that those with
a stake in the outcome be participants in determining the course
of action. So, for instance, it's a matter of common sense that
those with technical expertise should be intimately involved in
Further, given that The Document Foundation is developing
services for non-technical users also, it is important that
end-user interests be represented in the process of creating
Just some thoughts,
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