Maintaining a module, theme, or distribution on drupal.org
One of the biggest, high profile, and sometimes challenging ways to contribute back to the Drupal community.
Applying for commit access on Drupal.org
Creating a new project (page) on drupal.org
Just like on our Drupal site at home, most things – even the most momentous things – can start with a visit to the Create content (node/add) page.
There, one of our options is Project (http://drupal.org/node/add/project-project).
What we have to know
Most of all, we have to be prepared to complete and maintain this project.