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1 GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE 2 Version 3, 19 November 2007 3 4 Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc. <https://fsf.org/> 5 Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies 6 of this license document, but changing it is not allowed. 7 8 Preamble 9 10 The GNU Affero General Public License is a free, copyleft license for 11 software and other kinds of works, specifically designed to ensure 12 cooperation with the community in the case of network server software. 13 14 The licenses for most software and other practical works are designed 15 to take away your freedom to share and change the works. By contrast, 16 our General Public Licenses are intended to guarantee your freedom to 17 share and change all versions of a program--to make sure it remains free 18 software for all its users. 19 20 When we speak of free software, we are referring to freedom, not 21 price. 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