We should make it as easy as possible for people to contribute.
The first thing you need todo when contributing is to get the latest source code from the version control system (git/svn/cvs/bazaar).
Now how do you do this, whats the address for the repositories, whats the commands for the different systems?
There should be a command in Ubuntu to easily get the latest source code, or some Ubuntu website which lists the addresses to the version control system for all software included in Ubuntu.
It would be nice not to have to worry about what system they use, or what the address is. Just type;
$ get-latest-source gcalc
And its done.
I (and many others) really want to contribute. We need an efficient way to quickly get the source code, without googling for websites and frantically looking for the address to the version control system, then figuring out how to use the software.