This is the future of open source, when it gets to government arena, it have to have a potential to stir the vendor dominated nation.
Brazil government is going open source, They want to start right from the bottom of the stack. Javali is one of the initiative in this direction. They want to get java language itself under open source umbrella, and probably go from there.
Is this going to be the future trend, with government organizations, in selecting IT / Business infrastructure components ?. Is this how big enterprises are going to follow thru.
These enterprises and organizations do not mind paying for the services at all. As long as there is good value for money, they will be overwhelmed with the idea of free software(I mean it!), paid services.