I've been thinking about this since I first read it early this morning. Something about it just doesn't sit right with me, and I can't quite put my finger on it. Lord knows I could use the extra cash, especially with me being between jobs and not getting much joy in getting interviews, yet I still find myself leaning towards opposing this.
We're rapidly approaching a threshold where certain packages developed for one flavor, stands a good chance of not working with another. What do we, as packagers, package for? Do we do it for Standard? SOHO? KDE Classic? SOHO 6 is incorporating a LOT of new stuff, and once it goes Gold, we're going to start looking towards VL 7 and hopefully a 64-bit system. Right now, I have 3 versions of VL installed, and am leaning towards either a true Slack build or a Gentoo build. Honestly? I'd like to trim the VL installations down to one (maybe 2), and traditionally, I have always used SOHO. So if I use SOHO 6 to build packages with, it stands a very good chance of not working with the earlier flavors due to certain dependencies.
I think deep down, my primary concern regarding a "bounty" is what it may possibly do to our community. We've always done things for the good of the community without expecting any sort of compensation in return, other than a thank you. I, myself, just started to learn how to package so I could contribute back to the community that's given us a great distro.
I don't know. I'll have to think on it some more, but for now, I think I'd have to give a tentative "Nope".