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Consensus is

[g]eneral accord. Each participant strongly agrees with the decision, or can live with it. Consensus is not reached if a participant strongly disagrees with the decision or cannot live with it.[1]
general agreement, but not necessarily unanimity. Consensus includes a process for attempting to resolve objections by interested parties. The process includes the following attributes:
  • All comments are considered fairly;
  • Each objector is advised of the disposition of his or her objection(s) and the reasons why; and
  • The consensus body members are given an opportunity to change their votes after reviewing the comments.[2]

References Edit

  1. California Office of Systems Integration, Definitions (full-text).
  2. NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 2.0, at 62.

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