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1 GNU AFFERO GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE
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650 If your software can interact with users remotely through a computer
651 network, you should also make sure that it provides a way for users to
652 get its source. For example, if your program is a web application, its
653 interface could display a "Source" link that leads users to an archive
654 of the code. There are many ways you could offer source, and different
655 solutions will be better for different programs; see section 13 for the
656 specific requirements.
658 You should also get your employer (if you work as a programmer) or school,
659 if any, to sign a "copyright disclaimer" for the program, if necessary.
660 For more information on this, and how to apply and follow the GNU AGPL, see