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If you had a boat and a cooler full of bait for a week of fishing off your favorite body of water, who would you take?

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333 votes tallied
Linus Torvalds (Linux)
96 votes
Mitchell Baker (Mozilla)
21 votes
Mark Shuttleworth (Ubuntu)
42 votes
Bob Young (Serial entrepreneur)
22 votes
Richard Stallman (GNU/FSF)
43 votes
Bill Gates (Microsoft)
43 votes
McKayla (She's still not impressed)
66 votes

This poll is based on a life situation you will likely never find yourself in, but isn't it fun to ponder who you would take and why (comments)?

Periodically, we're looking to present questions like this to you. If you have a scenario and person in mind, let us know and maybe we'll feature it next time.

Poll idea inspired by Colin Dodd, a writer at Red Hat.

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