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taara (687286) writes "When the votes of the elections of the parliament of Estonia were counted yesterday, there was a two hour blackout in the real-time publishing of the results. The election commission resolved the problem by using alternative channels, like Facebook, etc... The IT company, responsible for the service of online publishing, announced that the failure occurred because Estonian government opted for free software — PostGre — to save circa 170,000 USD and the problem is not their fault. http://www.e24.ee/?id=398586 ( In Estonian, use Google Translate). Might this claim have any legitimacy?"