This is an odd way of funding it but I am up for it. I am not sure than July 4 is a reasonable goal. I am willing to throw $50 into the pot though. So as soon as the survey says it's worth doing let's get going.
As far as pay rates for programmers: they vary quite a bit. The average hack is worth about $30/hr. An efficient expert with worth at least 10x that amount.I am talking about pricing in the USA. There are great programmers in Russia & Ukraine who may work for less.There are many programmers in India who will code for very little money, but I haven't seen code of high quality come from India. The country is large enough that such a person may exist though.
What license would this code be under? I'd like some BSD type license. I could deal with GPL2 .
My two LimeSDRs are due to arrive in five days. It's been a very long wait..