The “Basic Salary” idea
Chris Garbers

I’m thinking of the problem of quality. Feature X pays $Y, but would the model allow it to be slapped together? What if put together quickly with existing components and the performance is lousy? The same could be said about most tasks, like hiring a firm to paint your house, so there are ways to solve that.
Remember the Dilbert cartoon: “Our goal is to write bug-free software. I’ll pay a $10 bonus for every bug found and fixed.”… “Yahoo! We’re rich!”