…unov who states his silence or his abstention over the ProgPoW matter does not imply an acceptance. Which translates to me “I don’t say no but please note I’m not in favor”. If such positions are considered valuable a consensus would never be reached.
Half-jokingly, the Core Devs some times vote with Yes, No, and Over-My-Dead-Body. In the end we can live with some Nos if they can, but we don’t want to see any dead bodies. Consensus for the Core Devs, the Magicians, the IETF, and others doesn’t mean finding a solution that everyone agrees with — such a solution might never be found. It means finding a solution that everyone can live with.