I woke this morning to find a very nice surprise in my email....
Dear Wesley Hales, I am happy to inform you that your application to become a contributor to JBoss has been accepted. Your name should now be visible on the contributors list on labs.jboss.com. The JBoss Labs team.
This is my first open source project so I am pretty stoked about it. Now I just have to keep myself from getting burnt-out ;).
This article from Jboss' CTO is really interesting and well stated about joining open source projects. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to join a community/project.