Open source governance
- This term has been phased-out within the project in favor of "collaborative governance."
The political philosophy of the Metagovernment project can be described by the concept of open source governance. Please see the Wikipedia page on Open source governance for a generally accepted definition of this new concept.
Broadly, open source governance is based on democratic principles and the philosophies developed by the free software and open source movements (see free and open source software), and the derivative open content movement.
Please see the collaborative governance article for a full discussion of the concept.