Cinderella is a CLI app to manage common open source needs on an Mac OSX. Checkout the link below for more info.
Visit http://www.atmos.org/cinderella and follow the instructions!
You should be in great shape for contributing to open source on a mac after that.
Check out the smeagol project if you want to modify the recipes
% gem install bundler % bundle install % bundle exec rake repackage % gem push