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1 Anarchists have employed various methods in order to build a rough consensus among members of their group without the need of a leader or a leading group.
2 Minorities usually accept rough consensus, except when they feel the proposal contradicts anarchist ethics, goals and values.
3 Rough consensus is the primary basis for decision making.
4 Because it relies on volunteers and uses "rough consensus and running code" as its touchstone, results can be slow whenever the number of volunteers is either too small to make progress, or so large as to make consensus difficult, or when volunteers lack the necessary expertise.
5 The Foundation takes an oversight role over X development: technical decisions are made on their merits by achieving rough consensus among community members.
6 In the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), decisions are assumed to be taken by rough consensus.
7 One tradition in support of rough consensus is the tradition of humming rather than (countable) hand-raising;
8 Rough consensus is a term used in consensus decision-making to indicate the "sense of the group" concerning a particular matter under consideration.
9 The means to establish rough consensus was described by the IETF as follows: Working groups make decisions through a "rough consensus" process.
10 Consensus can be determined by a show of hands, humming, or any other means on which the WG agrees (by rough consensus, of course).
11 Note that 51% of the working group does not qualify as "rough consensus" and 99% is better than rough.
12 It is up to the Chair to determine if rough consensus has been reached (IETF Working Group Guidelines and Procedures).
13 The phrase is often extended into the saying "rough consensus and running code", to make it clear that the IETF is interested in practical, working systems that can be quickly implemented.
14 There is some debate as to whether running code leads to rough consensus or vice versa.
15 There is also caution about whether percentages are a good measure for rough consensus.
16 The IETF published a subsequent document pointing out that supporting percentage is less important for determining "rough consensus" than ensuring opposing views are addressed.
17 Rough consensus is the primary basis for decision making.
18 Because it relies on volunteers and uses "rough consensus and running code" as its touchstone, results can be slow whenever the number of volunteers is either too small to make progress, or so large as to make consensus difficult, or when volunteers lack the necessary expertise.