In a survey of 800 IT managers, InfoWorld found that of all the FLOSS adopters, only a very small percentage (<9%) reports that there are no savings or that costs have increased compared to proprietary software.
those collecting the most significant benefits are those that deploy more open source products, with 24% of the "large users" (more than 100 products) reporting savings of more than 60%. It is also interesting to notice that http://www.slideshare.net/cdaffara/open-source-competence-centers
UK Government will consider OSS solutions alongside proprietary ones in IT procurements. Contracts will be awarded on a value for money basis. http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/documents/oss_policy_version2.pdf
The [European] Commission will consider OSS solutions the same way as proprietary ones in IT procurements. Contracts will be awarded on a "value for money" basis. Not only licence costs ,but also setup, maintenance, support and training costs must be considered. http://ec.europa.eu/idabc/en/document/7389/5998
[CIO 07] 79% of respondents answered positively to the question "My company's experience with open source products other than Linux has been so good we plan to expand their use".
National Security Agency (NSA) today announced an agreement to jointly work within the OpenSolaris community to research and to develop security enhancements to complement existing OpenSolaris security mechanisms. http://www.sun.com/aboutsun/pr/2008-03/sunflash.20080313.1.xml