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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.

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Consensus (Decision Making), Voting

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