logstash is a tool for managing events and logs. You can use it to collect logs, parse them, and store them for later use (like, for searching). Speaking of searching, logstash comes with a web interface for searching and drilling into all of your logs.
It is fully free and fully open source. The license is Apache 2.0, meaning you are pretty much free to use it however you want in whatever way.
For more info, see http://logstash.net/
All contributions are welcome: ideas, patches, documentation, bug reports, complaints, and even something you drew up on a napkin.
It is more important that you contribute than how you contribute. Ideas and other things can come in the as a patch, a bug report, an emails, or over IRC.
That said, some basic guidelines: