The possible upper limit of the public allowance matching for the party is a rate of €840,554.51.
On 30 August 2009, the Pirates received 1.9% in the 2009 Saxony state election.
For 2009, it received €31,504.68 (the same amount as it received from private contributions) which was exclusively due to the Pirates state associations Saxony and Schleswig-Holstein.
The calculation was made based on the total receipts of the party in 2008.
In particular, it promotes an enhanced transparency of government by implementing open source governance and providing for APIs to allow for electronic inspection and monitoring of government operations by the citizen., Sebastian Nerz, Dirk Hillbrecht, Christof Leng, and Jens Seipenbusch.