With this in mind, it's something I set out months ago to achieve, but I really feel like I'm starting to help out, and apparently, I'm not the only one who thinks this.
I've been dropping a few patches for various things over to the kwin folks, the latest one being to add hot-key and window size/position saving to Martin's recently committed "quick tiling" (think aero snap) feature. I'm just about done with that patch, but that's not what this post is about...
Martin suggested last night that I apply for KDE SVN access, and that's exactly what I've done. Hopefully this will provide impetus to me to get my finger out and get more work done, assuming it gets approved.
I'll still be contributing either way, it's fun to see my work directly having an effect on the environment I use, and knowing that it will be used by thousands of people is all the more exciting. I hope I can eventually help drive kwin forwards and fix up lots of interesting problems on the way.