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> b) The client can use the AGPLv3 version gratis too, even if they modify it, as it will be on their own server anyway.

The AGPL covers using code in servers. They would have to provide code for any server side changes.

Considering the initial unethical behavior of the client, I doubt they'll respect the AGPL license.

They could be taken to court and found guilty (I doubt they'd have the time to build up a fake clone with an entirely different codebase that produces the same results). It would become quite apparent to the contractor they're using their software. The contractors terms could include them paying for money lost in the whole process AND lawyer fees covered.

Only if anybody could verify such use...

If you don't care about following license terms, then what difference does it make to you what license is used?

License exceptions exist, including the "The Software shall be used for Good, not Evil" exception.

It just wouldn't be free software anymore.

A fun story, posting the link for those who haven't seen it -> https://web.archive.org/web/20170722132351/https://dev.hasen...

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