I watched the October SIP meeting and I have a simplified formula suggestion:
P = Number of votes in favor
N = Number of votes opposed
T = Minimum for acceptance
(People can abstain)
So to accept the proposal the following formula must be true:
T is set as the required filter by the committee.
Suggestion: select T as half of the committee members.
Note: T can also be a constant
The logic behind this is that enough people should care to vote in favor, while not enough people care to vote against.
Committee of 8, so T = 4
- Proposal A: 4 persons in favor, none against, the rest have no opinion and abstain. The proposal is rejected.
- Proposal B: 5 persons in favor, none against, the rest have no opinion and abstain. The proposal is accepted.
- Proposal C: 5 persons in favor, 1 against, the rest have no opinion and abstain. The proposal is rejected.
Rounding when calculating T:
Considering that the condition is `>` in the formula, it is suggested that if indeed T is selected as half the members, then the number will be rounded down.
E.g: Number of committee members is 9, then T will be 4. So if 5 persons in favor with none against will accept the proposal.