As one who has quite a few Ecuadorian stamps in my passport ...
I'd be interested in whether there are any reforms in the SRI (the Ecuadorian IRS). When I was working at the jungle hospital in Shell (late 2006), our accountant had to use Internet Explorer to report tax information to the government. Obviously lots of room for more openness there.
I guess these government reforms are a direct result of the election of Rafeal Correa as president (which happened shortly before I left). I was a bit nervous about a friend of Hugo Chavez taking office there, but he was probably better than the alternative.
I saw some Ecuadorian interest in Linux, but not on the scale described in the article. Looks like good things ahead!