There’s news that the UK is asking IT providers to offer FLOSS solutions:
“The Message of the day was simple, and delivered with panache by Deputy Government CIO Bill McCluggage and other members of the Open Source team in the Cabinet Office (yes, that’s right – there is an Open Source team and a Director responsible for their plans). The message was “We want you to give us Open Source software, in fact we insist!””
I have seen the value of FLOSS for years in education. FLOSS costs less and is more reliable. It’s just the right way to do IT when the task at hand is not enriching monopolies but providing service.