Re: RE: Consensus: late blocks (TR Ruddick)
From: Sharon Villines (
Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2004 14:08:34 -0700 (MST)
On 2/2/04 3:52 PM, "Rob Sandelin" <floriferous [at]> wrote:

> The root word of consensus is consent, which means, gives permission. It has
> nothing to do with whether an individual agrees with a decision, in fact
> many times in a diverse group a person would be expected to give permission
> for a group to go ahead with a decision they disagree with.  Consensus is
> not unanimous agreement, its unamimous permission to go ahead.

A good clarification. Sorry if my last message confused this issue.

Sharon Villines
Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC

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