Oha, I didn’t see that coming!
I haven’t read everything, but most of the debate, so here’s my thoughts for now:
I like the idea to have some kind of little brother/sister program for the CEP. A way where we as the community can share, talk about and eventuelly work on solutions for small apps or services we would like to see on the safenet. The money would be an incentive, but in no way meant as a compensation for the work. Maybe more like money for drinks and food and power you need to work on the app.
We could vote on which apps we want to see the most and whoever is interested in working on an app can oficially work on it and gets the money for it. If more than one person wants to work on it - great! It’s more likely to be finished and may have more features - cause people could work together on it. (I don’t know if that’s feasible with different programming languages and so on, but as it’s supposed to be open source anyways, working together might just work!)
(edit) I think it shouldn’t come with any “contract” or so, and no obligation to finish anything. Just open source. It’s not supposed to be a job where you earn money. (/edit)
Why do I like the idea so much? Because I have an app idea of my own that I always wanted to pitch (for someone else to program it - because I can’t do anything ;)! But I thought that everybody’s too busy to work on it anyways. But maybe I was just too uncertain of the response.