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Brendan Eich brendan at mozilla.com
Fri May 17 17:16:18 PDT 2013

Andrea Giammarchi wrote:
> This seems more than reasonable so, for what I understand, is majority


"Majority" means 51% wants it, 49% doesn't (simple majority).

"Consensus" means "general agreement", and if someone demurs on certain 
things, they are holding fire and *not* forming a dissenting minority 
that opposes the whole spec moving forward.


> as long as there's no **concrete** harm/problem/worst damage doing 
> "that way" that could make someone really disappointed.
> Aka: consensus
> On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 3:55 PM, Allen Wirfs-Brock 
> <allen at wirfs-brock.com <mailto:allen at wirfs-brock.com>> wrote:
>     When it comes time for TC39 to approve the final spec version of
>     ES6 it is likely that each participant will be able to point at
>     something in the spec. that they would prefer was different. But
>     they will also agree that approving that version is the best
>     overall course of action. 

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