The team at BioDynaMo releases their software as an open source project, licensed under the Apache 2.0 license in order to support the widest adoption and reuse possible, independently of the context (academic research? entrepreneurial initiatives? consultancies? ...you name it!)
You can support this through the usual actions:
report bugs and faults you might spot in the documentation
detail desired features and behaviours contributing to setting a roadmap for future development and understanding new domains of application
However, BioDynaMo is more than just the released code base: it is a community of driven researchers and developers coming together from multiple disciplines/domains of research and innovation under the flag of an ambitious mission: to bring forth a revolution in the exploration of scientific known-unknowns by democratizing access to simulation, and by offering an arena for competitive theoretical frameworks and conjectures to be industrially tested against world wide experimental results.
How can you support our broader efforts, you ask? Well, how kind of you!
Here are a few suggestions:
expose our logo on your team/project webpages and link back to our site (and let us know, we would be delighted to showcase a list of projects building on our work)
invite us to give seminars for your team/unit/department/institute
invite us to contribute lectures and/or hands-on workshops to your events
invite us to be partners of your project proposals
donate to our members whose work most resonate with you and your project/organization (some partners accepts liberal donations, some can even negotiate which goal/s the donation will be spent on and commit to be auditable/accountable about it)
grant us access to computing resources, well documented experimental data, or experimental facilities, to work on improving our simulations and practices
commit FTEs or resources to support the code or any research-and-innovation activity based on BioDynaMo and make it visible/accountable (maybe even send us an expression of interest to join the consortium agreement)