If you're out of work and are looking for a software development job, you could think about becoming a software bounty hunter. It's fun, it's a paid opportunity, and you would be doing the open source community a whole lot of good.
There are a couple of websites that list bounties, such as Open Source Experts, that you can look up for bounties. Bounties are usually small contributions by users for a feature that add up to form a larger bounty. Often, bounties are offered by firms to promote development in a particular area.