One of the few positive outcomes of economic recession is that business executives in IT are getting interested in Open Source Software (OSS). The economic pressure has put it on their radar.
Us developers have always loved it for the innovation, "socialism" and benevolence that open source is all about. Now with the budget crunch, there's growing interest in sponsors even with feature compromises.
Here's a quote from a recent IT governance discussion:
"An open source/package scan should be conducted to determine if there is a suitable replacement that will solve the above problems"