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Frequently Asked Questions

What does 'fnord' mean?

Quoting Wikipedia:
"Fnord" (/fnɔːrd/) is a word coined in 1965 by Kerry Thornley and Greg Hill in the Discordian religious text Principia Discordia. It entered the popular culture after appearing in The Illuminatus! Trilogy (1975) of satirical and parody conspiracy fiction novels by Robert Shea and Robert Anton Wilson. [...] The word has been used in newsgroup and hacker culture to indicate irony, humor, or Surrealism.

Are you a company or a non-profit?

Both and none! Legally, we are a GmbH, the German equivalent to an Ltd., which is usually used for profit-oriented companies. However, we neither declare dividends to any shareholders nor do we pay exorbitantly high wages to any owners of the company just because they started it one day. Furthermore, we are working on setting up a legal structure that precludes any private ownership of the company to further deconstruct any power imbalances. You can learn more about the underlying principles of this endeavour by reading our core values.

How much do your services cost? Do you offer flat rates?

We will publish our prices in the near future. In the meantime please email us at Please enable Javascript to view email address! with a description of what you are interested in, and we will send you a quote.