We encourage the open source community to get involved and contribute at every level to TurnKey Linux. The more the everybody pitches in the faster we can progress.
On the other hand we recognize that not everyone is a technical expert with a lot of free time on their hands and that besides development there are many other ways to make a valuable contribution to an open source project!
Most users will find it easiest to get involved via testing, bug reporting, and participating in discussions on the forums.
We've also developed TKLPatch - a simple applicance customization mechanism.
Creating a Live CD appliance from scratch
The development process for creating a Live CD from scratch is a bit complicated and that can raise the bar for involvement quite high. There is nothing secret about it though, it is pretty well documented:
And If you're looking for a more automated approach:
Other tools for hacking a Live CD
Hacking an existing appliance is much easier than building one from scratch and besides TKLPatch there are many tools available to help you do that that should be fully compatible with TurnKey Linux: