A lot has been going on in the past few months for Islandora in terms of firming up our process for recognizing community contributions. Bug fixes, improvements, and even entire modules have come to us from community contributors in the past, but an informal basis that has sometimes obfuscated where the effort came from and where credit is due.
No more! Since November, 2013 we have been operating with a License Software Acceptance Procedure (with much much thanks to Hydra, whose own LSAP provided our model). The process boils down to a fairly simple review-and-vote by the Roadmap Committee, and most projects start out a few steps in by the time they are offered as contributions. If the community is already familiar with your project, then it's ahead of the curve in the LSAP process.
Nick Ruest became the first test case to offer a contribution and move through the steps, and in early January the Web Archive Solution Pack officially moved into the Islandora Foundation. In the short time since the WARC SP blazed this trail, we have also gained Islandora Checksum (also from Nick) and Islandora Checksum Checker (by Mark Jordan). All of these modules are strong candidates to make it into the next release, so this process has had a lot of value for the growth of Islandora.
For both full modules like WARC SP and smaller commits, we also have a CLA (covering individual contributions) and cCLA (covering contributions for am organization), modelled again on the licence in use by Hydra and the Apache Software Foundation.
If you are (or want to be) an Islandora Committer, please get in touch so we can get you covered with a CLA. And please join our GitHub org. The more the merrier, and if you end up getting heavily involved, advanced access and GitHub permissions are available.