Here's a surprise.
Perhaps most telling was the nationalistic statement of project lead Bruno Souza, wondering aloud whether the U.S. government might forbid Sun from doing business in Brazil. Given events since -- one of the key projects today is called Brazil -- that seems unlikely.
But it also reveals one of the primary, least remarked-upon advantages of open source, which is national control of software resources. Brazil's policy of trying to keep out foreign hardware firms in the 1980s was a failure, but its present endorsement of open source is anything but.