There are several ways to be part of the w3af community: mailing lists, IRC channel and via GitHub tickets and pull requests.
w3af has two mailing lists, one for users where end users can ask questions about the framework usage and its features and a developers mailing list were new features and advanced topics are discussed.
The mailing lists are open for any questions regarding w3af, but please read the documentation, the user guide and the mailing list archives before asking any questions. For more information about the mailing lists, visit this the sourceforge page: Mailing list information
The w3af project has an official IRC channel, where users and developers join to exchange ideas: #w3af channel at the Freenode IRC network.
GitHub is a web-based hosting service for software development projects that use the Git revision control system. GitHub offers both paid plans for private repositories, and free accounts for open source projects. As of May 2011, GitHub was the most popular open source code repository site.