Please talk to Management about it. Show my stuff to them.
Remember about my point about: "What is missing for being a successful...".
This is exactly what is needed: Open source developers that believe that "things" can be improved. Willing to try new approaches and take "reasonable" risks. Instead of just waiting that the "community" solve their problems 100%.
Don't worry about your expertise on SR. You are a Java Web Developer; this is what matters to me. Believe me, if this baby flies: you are going to learn "stuff" and most importantly: the Company that you work for would develop an strategic advantage. "Not bad at all" to have on this global competitive world.
B. and "charging-Java-development-weapons" Roogards