That’s exactly what I told the Government of Canada when they asked for proposals about how to deal with FLOSS. One survey of Canadan Government IT found, “an overwhelming majority of those interviewed agreed that a higher deployment of FLOSS would be beneficial to their department (65%). Less than one fifth of the respondents did not agree with this sentiment“
In Finland it seems to be happening, not just discussed. In Helsinki, 22500 desktops received OpenOffice.org in 2011-2. 600 had only OpenOffice.org available and 75% expressed satisfaction. No training was offered and the main problem was file formats of saved documents. I can see a memo fixing that “problem”. LTSP has been widely used in Finnish schools.
“In Finland the use of LTSP is spreading because we have schools using LTSP because it is economical and schools that are using LTSP for getting technological excellence and reliability for a reasonable price.”
So, Finland is open to using GNU/Linux from top to bottom.