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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.One way to do this that keeps the list of pending join requests small is to immediately decide whether to approve or reject the join request when you examine it.  Based on the join request, if you can confirm that they are currently on the list of contributors, approve immediately.  If you cannot confirm that (even if that is simply because the join request has an email address but no recognizable name), reject immediately and send an email explaining why they were rejected, and what they can do about it (sample email is given below under heading "Form reply ...").

Group assignments:

  • 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.


Form reply to Clojure Dev Google group applicants who have not signed a CA

Subject: Your request to join the Clojure Dev Google group is being rejected

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 If you were interested in doing that, or perhaps it is already in progress? Details but have not already, details are available here:  

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.

If you have already submitted a CA, but it hasn't been processed yet, please wait until your name appears on the list of contributors on that page, and then re-apply to join the Clojure Dev Google group.  Your request will be approved then.

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

Although it isn't the same as getting the Clojure Dev group messages in your inbox, you can browse messages on the web at although I realize that isn't the same as getting new messages in your inbox. or get an Atom or RSS feed of them at