Works great for me, James -- glad for the update, and I personally think that at this point, almost any clear path forward is better than continuing to wonder. I'm sure you'll do fine with picking a jury :)

Good luck getting through the RL work too!

On Thu, Jan 12, 2012 at 10:20 AM, James Forrester <> wrote:
On 10 January 2012 06:53, Manuel Schneider
<> wrote:
> On 10.01.2012 00:49, Deryck Chan wrote:
>> It's been another few days into January. Has the jury been selected yet?
> well, who is "selecting" the jury?
> So far as I know this is a community process, so everyone with a plan
> could come up and take this into her / his hand.
> I am hesitant because James Forrester already started to ask potential
> jury members and engaged in setting up the process, so it looked like he
> had the plan for 2013 at least and I don't want to mess with the work he
> has already done.
> So it would be good if he could give us a short update what he plans to
> do or if someone else could / should take over.

Hey everyone,

Really sorry for the delay in this. A bunch of issues around this (and
IRL workload) have delayed me hugely; my apologies.

I propose to just charge ahead and announce a Jury in an hour's time
or so; I've tried my best to balance it (in the same way that we did
in previous years), which is not perfect - not by a long shot - but
gets us:

(a) a Jury in place to make a decision in the next couple of months so
that 2013 bids can actually happen, and

(b) gives us a really good reason for this to be the last-ever Jury
created in this way, as I said on 30 December; I really don't want
this to be the process for 2014 (even if I dump this part on someone

I hope this meets with everyone's approval (OK, the majority's
acceptance - asking for mass approval is perhaps too much!).

James D. Forrester |
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