I'm sure he'd be willing to make a version especially for you that donates 20%...
And now you are losing sight of my main argument: I am against the complexity of this centralized infrastructure that will get attacked, will get DDoS'd, where we will all lose due to this downtime (eldentyrell and customers).
I am only willing to reward him more if he would distibute his bitstream the way I described.
True, true. Just another infrastructure where someone gets to pay for the incurred overhead and any loss due to service interruption.
If there was a reasonable level of confidence that compensation in the form of a bounty was feasible that would have been the best way to go about it. But to take devil's advocate position considering that very little has been donated as compensation for open source contributions, e.g. cgminer, maybe ET had no confidence in a fixed bounty.
With mining profitability being a variable affair we'll never know how much ET will make off of this. But it would have been nice to phathom ET's true compensation expectations with a fixed bounty. If the latter had occurred we would have had firm ground to debate whether ET's bitstream is community contribution or community profiteering.