A bounty for ports and/or emulators makes more sense.A bounty for ports results in unmaintained projects. Just recompile a program and receive a bounty, while dedicated developers that worked on proper ports for much longer will miss out on any sort of reward. This is not a race. After a quick win these people are unlikely to actually be able to contribute anything to the emulator/program itself.
I'd suggest more of a focus on original software and games.
I don't really agree with you here.
If emulators are ported by just recompiling, any sane person would not vote for that, because to earn something you need to put effort in it.
If a lot of effort is put into porting an emulator and it actually is being actively developed on, optimizing it for the GCW0 and such, I would definitely support it.
A good comparison is ReGBA vs. the guy ported MedNafen to GCW0.
ReGBA is being actively developed and has a bunch good and dedicated programmers working on it.
The MedNafen emulator is just a buggy and cheap port, that was created by recompiling it.
All I'm saying is, anyone can decide for themselves if a project is worth the effort or not and I think the general mass will vote for the projects that took hard work and effort to create instead of cheap ports.
And at all those who say effort and hard work can't be measured, I call bs.
If someone works hard and puts a lot of effort in it, they WILL show it by showing progress and updates to their projects frequently, because they want to show people that they work hard, show people what they can do, have accomplished and want to receive acclaim for their work (although they might not say that out loud, but when it comes down to it, everyone likes a little feather up their pooper every now and then).
Now all this talk about cheap ports, makes want to go have a drink.