What is hummed consensus?
Hummed consensus is a technique championed by IETF committees to quickly determine if the group has reached an agreement. Before the committee takes a formal vote on a decision, the meeting leaders will ask the group to indicate their support by humming for their preferred option.
This short video shows the humming technique in action during an IETF committee meeting.
Nerd Alert: Did you know that the IETF uses collective humming to gauge consensus for technical discussions? I did not. Now I do. Here it is in action. #hack_curio pic.twitter.com/2l73zAZg4t— Gabriella “Biella” Coleman (@BiellaColeman) July 22, 2018
- On Consensus and Humming in the IETF: RFC 782 prepared by P. Resnick
- Techniques: 9 Ways to Check for Agreement