Reuters OpenCalais project is looking for a plugin developer who can create a plugin or application for WordPress that can do the following:

  1. Offer automatic blog content scanning
  2. Support rich meta-tagging
  3. Create and maintain a Semantic tag cloud for each blogger to post
  4. Embed the related Calais URI.

The price? A measly $5000. I bet that’s the most anyone’s ever offered or will be paid so far for developing a WordPress plugin.

So if you’ve got the brains and the time, this seems like it’s worth checking out. As for me – well, I believe I’m lacking in both qualities for this particular project, so I’ll have to pass.