It’s about time. The UK now requires proposals for funding IT to consider FLOSS in the mix of solutions. That should take care of a lot of networks, services, databases and desktops. One of my favourite themes is considering price/performance when buying IT. This has the same effect.
I cannot wait to see my country, Canada, do the same. I’d like to see such policies in all taxpayer-funded organizations as well as business. Using FLOSS is the right way to do IT. I don’t think IT-people will get away with claiming “product X only runs under that other OS” much longer. Even politicians can see that stuff has to be done no matter what the software being used.