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IETF decision making - Since most of the technical work related to Internet standards is carried out through IETF working groups, this is also where most of the documents originate. The IETF motto is "rough consensus and running code." Working groups do not vote on their proposals but instead aim for general group agreement. They do sometimes rely on a show of hands when consensus is not clear.

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