The Metagovernment is the tribe of individuals participating in this project. Currently, it is embodied in the startup committee, which is an adhocracy managed by an open list server. Everyone is invited to join.
The Metagovernment is a global project in the start-up phase, and its current function is to oversee the coordination and promotion of active projects engaged in developing systems of open source governance and to foster the free flow of ideas among individuals and projects to this end. Later functions may include inter-project standardization and acting as "higher" level of government (ie, a metagovernment) to resolve disputes and discrepancies between other community governments.