Commercial activity is considered a serious thing and valued while non-commercial one is saw almost as a bum activity. So, commercial software is serious and non-commercial one is not.
"Governments have to ask: what business is to serve their citizens and develop software? Innovation is at private sector. "
The arrangements for these purchases are not transparent and usually involve corruption.Brazilian capitalism is making a major effort to modernize, but Microsoft does not seem to be a good influence.
The president of Microsoft Latin America, Hernán Rincón, sent word to Brazilian government: "innovation software does not happen in the hands of governments but the private sector."