if you would tell use the issue we could fix it so it's also as easy as 3.1
There was a post/thread on here, maybe maximum 2 months ago with the direct download links. They were reachable but the front page wasn't. Can't tell you if that still applies, though.
What he wanted to say is that time/manpower is really the issue not the money.
Of course if we had a huge money flow so we were a foundation some could leave their daytime job to work on jme but that's a risk not everybody is willing to take.
Oh and don't be anxious about contributions. If you are unsure you can post your code here on the forums for feedback or you could also create a pr and either someone brings it to maturity or tells you how you could enhance it.
That's what PRs are for: Review and Improvement.
But sure, we need reliable hosting, without that it's going to be tough.