About how many DeVCoins per month does 1/5 of a share usually add up to?
In round 6, 15 / 11 * 180,000,000 devcoins / 40 shares / 5 = 1,227,272 devcoins
As more people join devcoin, the per share amount will decrease. The proportion that 1/5 of a share gets will be at least 1/5 of a receiver share and usually, like in the case of round 6, a bit more. As the number of fractional shares increases, the average variance over 1/5 of a share will decrease.
I am thinking I might be able to convince my landlord to open the incoming port for DeVCoind depending on how much revenue that would add up to per month by the time it is converted into local fiat money.
We only need a few permanent nodes for redundancy so it's not going to be a big money maker. The biggest money maker is porting over articles you've written or writing new ones for devtome. This is because there is no upper limit on the amount of devcoins you can earn through writing:http://www.devtome.org/wiki/index.php/Earn_Devcoins_By_Writing#Word_Bonus
This can be funded without limit because the ad revenue in turn has no limit. If anyone doesn't have login access yet, then prepare wiki formatted articles on your hard drive and when you get an account throw em all in. Eventually, most of the devcoins earned will be from devtome and other open source revenue projects.
Note, although the ad revenue itself will be tiny at first, its potential is what will give value to the devcoins you get. Because the generation rate is constant, the value of devcoin will be around:
devcoin/$ = future revenue / generation rate * chance of success * effective seigniorage ratio
For example, say that if devcoin succeeds in several years the ad revenue will be 100,000 $/month, the generation rate is 200,000,000 devcoins/month, the chance of success is 0.1, the effective seigniorage ratio is 0.2, you get a value of:
0.0000025 $/devcoin = 100,000 $/month / 200,000,000 devcoins/month * 0.05 * 0.1
With bitcoin at around 3 $/bitcoin, that works out to:
0.000000833 bitcoin/devcoin = 0.0000025 $/devcoin / 3 $/bitcoin
Flipped around, that is:
1,200,000 devcoin/bitcoin = 1.0 / 0.000000833 bitcoin/devcoin
When you add an article of say 1,000 words to devtome, the revenue added will be on average a few cents a month in the beginning. In time that same article will get a higher revenue as devtome grows because of increased cross traffic, say in several years it would be 1 $/month. Also, the more articles there are today, the greater the chance of long term success. So investors bid up the value of devcoin accordingly by say 6 $, you get 2,000,000 devcoins from generation worth about 6 $ and everything balances. Also, if you have any coins, their value will increase in proportion to the number of coins you have over the total generation to date, about one billion devcoins.
The 6 $/article is low because until we have merged mining, and devtome is still tiny, our chance of success is low. Once we have merged mining and devtome gets bigger, writers will get fewer devcoins, but the devcoins will be worth much more each, so the dollar value per article will increase.