If someone requests to join the Clojure Dev Google group but they are not on the contributor's list, they should not be approved for joining the group until they have signed a CA. If you have the time and interest, an email reply to them like the one titled "Form reply to Clojure Dev Google group applicants who have not signed a CA" below could help them learn the status of their application. In my experience, some people request to join the Clojure Dev Google group when they intended to join the regular Clojure group instead. Some don't realize that they can submit a CA without any immediate plans to submit code to Clojure. Clarifying those misunderstanding can help.
- new account holders belong to the confluence-users, and can comment on things
- CA signers should be added to these groups:
- clojure-dev, so they can edit and create pages
- jira-developers, to enable them to edit JIRA tickets
- the core team belongs to clojure-core, and can create new spaces and do other admin-y things.
Note that Confluence groups cannot be renamed (http://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-13571). Sorry the names aren't pefect.
These are places I went when configuring Confluence:
- The general config page lets you set the text on the dashboard
- The global logo page lets you set the logo
- The space permissions url lets you set the permissions for a space. Until you give Anonymous "view" access, spaces and history will not show up on the dashboard.
Form reply to Clojure Dev Google group applicants who have not signed a CA
It is currently the policy of the Clojure core development team to only accept requests to join the Clojure Dev Google group after they have received a signed CA (Contributor's Agreement) for Clojure. Were you interested in doing that, or perhaps it is already in progress? Details available here: http://clojure.org/contributing Note that there is no need to submit any contributions to Clojure before submitting a signed CA. Many people who have signed a CA have not yet contributed any patches to Clojure even after signing a CA.
The Clojure Google group (without "Dev" in the name) is open to anyone to join and discuss Clojure programming, including how it is implemented and any desired changes to the language. Most or all of the Clojure contributors belong to it as well.
It is also possible for anyone to browse messages sent to the Clojure Dev Google group at http://groups.google.com/group/clojure-dev although I realize that isn't the same as getting new messages in your inbox.