Please.... If they have the money but have been rejected, there must have been some official communcation. If it was a letter, they could scan it and put it front and center on their site. Go to the further post I put up and read for yourself. JBoss group doesn't want to pay, plain and simple. If they have really been denied the certification and did pay for it, or were blocked because they didn't want certification, then Sun is stupid and spiteful, and JBoss has a case. That is, however, inconsistent with the posting on the JBoss website and with their comments here. Notice they do not state explicitly that they were denied. They just talk vaguely about Sun not wanting them to get certification. Honestly, if you people haven't been following this from the beginning, search on Google. You'll find plenty of info on the politicking.
As to contributing, as another post attests, I have other things to do in my free time. At my job, it's important to have Open Source because it's 1) Good and 2) Cheap. To be frank, I don't care about Open Source software outside of work. I'm not sure that contributing to JBoss would somehow make it impossible for the JBoss group to close the source. Your point is non sequitur. Thanks for the advice though.