A much simpler and more justifiable approach is to try to reach pareto efficiency, which is a situation in which no two individuals can make an exchange and both be happier. This cleverly avoids making subjective comparisons of different peoples's worth, and also yields a straightforward algorithm for maximization. The success of capitalism can be viewed as a testament to the robustness of greedy algorithms.
robocoder: I suggest setting up CVS, a mailing list, syncmail, and a todo list. Picking a bug tracking tool to begin with is like starting the construction of a bridge by digging a mass grave for everyone who will die in the building process.