JWildfire is a fractal-generating software by Andreas Maschke that you can download free. NetBeans is an IDE for Java and an awesome one at that.
I've written a tutorial on my blog to help developers easily set up the JWildfire project in NetBeans so they can modify the program and create their own variations.
I'm sure Andreas Maschke would appreciate the contributions. He has added a developer section to his forum, which you can find at: jwildfire.org/forum
The developer section is for discussing developing JWildfire, contributing to the code, and such.
There is also a new section of the forum devoted to custom transforms, which can be used for making fractals via the custom_wf variation.