I like this node and I'm glad the Loads of Nodes node sparked such interest.
My only concern with this idea is that monks 'could' start spending more time coding programs for others for a good reason (ie that of getting donations for the Perl Foundation) and less time assisting users that are putting in the effort themselves..? and in turn educating fellow monks.
On the other hand these programs, should they be made public, would definately encourage many many interesting new nodes.. (eg. why did you do it that way..have you tried this..?)
Of all the things I've lost in my life, its my mind I miss the most.