The Apache Software Foundation uses Contribution Agreements to “clearly define the terms under which intellectual property has been contributed to the ASF”. There are two variants of the CLA, the ICLA for individuals, and the CCLA for corporations.
RIM recently signed the CCLA and this will enable us to contribute to projects like Apache Cordova (aka Callback, aka PhoneGap). We also have a few other (smaller) contributions in the pipeline related to improved BBX support for several Apache projects.
As with other Open Source activities, we will post updates in this forum.