If I understand you correctly, you're saying you tried to commit your own code to the master SQLite repository? SQLite is open source, but not open-contribute. You can suggest changes here in the forums for example, but only the select few actual members of the team can commit code. If it's "just" spelling issues (in the code and not the docs) then don't fret if they say no. I remember someone submitted a thing to remove all the trailing white space for example, and the decision was that was going to explode and cause noise in deltas with no actual benefit to the binaries. So someone looking for what changed from version A to B would see 1,000 lines of code changed... but none of those code changes would actually effect how anything worked.