RIM made a big splash by announcing an quasi open source project with BlackBerry WebWorks. I am loving the fact that RIM finally has a Git repository though until now you could just view the source of the current WebWorks Trunk. Tim Neil let me know on the developer forums that RIM has just opened the door to code contributions to WebWorks from lone developers and companies. They have adopted a license based on the one used by the Apache Software Foundation and is very similar to what Google uses for Android.
RIM seems to still be ironing out the details but this means that if a developer finds a bug in the WebWorks framework or wants to improve it they will be able to submit their contributions. RIM mentions that you can already submit bugs and bug fix code contributions through their developer issue tracker but they still prefer to have this agreement in place.
From one I am hearing it seems like developers would rather RIM show the source code and allow for direct contributions to upcoming versions instead of only being able to see the current trunk. Something makes me doubt that RIM will do it but who knows! I really want to comment whomever or whichever group at RIM is driving this effort. Keep up the good work.