The Metagovernment is the human governance system created by this project. Currently, it is embodied in the startup committee, which is an adhocracy managed by an open list server. It will attempt to govern itself by open source governance as soon as Metascore is created and implemented to run it.
The Metagovernment is in the startup phase, and its current function is to oversee the development of Metascore software and to promote the project. Later functions may include updating, maintaining, and administering Metascore, and acting as "higher" level of government to resolve disputes and discrepancies between other governments.
The philosophy of this project is best described as open source governance. For projects acting on similar principles (mostly local or national movements) see related projects.