Government Commitment To Open Source Flounders

The British government does not live up to it's policy as far as the adoption of open source software is concerned. Despite some good examples this is probably true for many countries (including the Netherlands). I wonder if it's jut a matter of knowledge. Usage of open source software calls for specific skills that many government organizations no longer possess. Might there be an opportunity for the software industry to jump in? In my opinion, cloud solutions, based on open source software, with proper support, stand a change of turning the tide.