Many forms of contributions
There are very different ways how you can contribute and some of them are very easy. We even consider just complaining a good contribution ;-) As it's always good to know where we can improve. If you indicate a constructive proposal of how we could improve it, even better. If you actually supply a patch and a unit test as part of a jira issue, then becomes very simple for us to evaluate and accept a request.
If you have an idea for a real code contribution, just follow these steps below. We grant access very easy to work out your ideas in a branch.
1) Get the accounts
In the community web page, it is explained where and how to setup your accounts.
2) Request to become a developer
In the activiti page on codehaus, Search in the left menu for Membership. And click on "Apply to join as a Developer". Then give me a ping by email as I don't get notified automatically yet.
3) Sign a contributor agreement
Download, print, sign, scan an individual contributor agreement. Then send the signed scan to t o m ATal fres co dot c o m
4) Get informed
If you want to get involved on a specific topic, search for it on the developer forum and in our jira issues repository. The more you indicate you know what is going on, the more serious we take your opinions.
If you're looking for tasks, browse the jira task repository.
5) Describe your proposal
If you have a concrete proposal, describe it on the developer forum.