Azer can’t ‘take down’ open source code.
There is no “my” in open source
Nadia Eghbal

Open source does not equate to Public source.

Open source can be private and still licensed under open source terms. GPL is such example where only the effective end-users of a product are entitled to request the source code (up to 3 years after release).

Remaining copies from the time when the code was public can have a second life, but might also be blocked by patents, trademarks and copyright.

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