I meant to write about this item months ago, but this report concludes that open source is good for the economy.
Also, it includes this little gem:
The report also recommends that technical education should be vendor neutral. Students should be taught skills, not applications, and should be encouraged to participate in open source communities.
It is what I argue whenever I complain about game development books focusing on DirectX and Win32 instead of, you know, game development. B-)