See bug 280730 and Discussion Other Get(ting) Involved/Contribute sites: Mozilla, Gimp
So you want to help? Great! You don't have to be an Eclipse guru or code monkey to help. There are many ways to help Eclipse development, from bug reports to translations.
Did you think you had to be a developer to make a difference at Eclipse? Think again.
Here are ways anyone can get involved with Eclipse.
Make a donation and become a Friend of Eclipse (http://www.eclipse.org/donate) Help other users through our newsgroups (http://www.eclipse.org/newsgroups) Help translate Eclipse into other languages (http://babel.eclipse.org)
Getting Involved with Development
Eclipse projects are actively developed. Most projects have nightly builds and stable weekly integration builds. To help out, download these builds before the releases and report bugs.
Is there some bug that really bothers you? Instead of just reporting it, fix it.
This is the beauty of opensource!
To learn how the bug-fixing process works, check out the bug reporting FAQ:
To learn about the lifecycle of bugzilla entries, check out the development process: