I was reading this the other day. A lot of governments have announced some open source initiatives.
Yes, it is definitely snowballing. Germany forged a path and China and India followed along maybe six months ago which those together gave such a range of different approaches and goals lending a huge air of confidence. Now smaller nations less looking to blaze a new trail and more just looking to take a smart path are testing the waters.
Oh, we're also good at backpedaling: LiMux(*) is an epic disaster for a lot of reasons (remember: I'm a big fan and long time user of Linux, BSD and other *NIX, so this isn't about trolling...)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LiMux
Edit: Was just scanning over the Wikipedia article, looks like the best project ever. In fact, they're trying to get back to Windows. http://www.neowin.net/news/munich-germany-realizes-that-deploying-linux-was-a-disaster-going-back-to-windows