That said, I don't see it as fear-mongering, I see this as risk-avoidance. If an employee/contractor has AGPLed code on their workstation it might accidentally be used in a project that then goes live and (from Google's perspective) "taints" a lot of code.
That would expose Google to lawsuits from users demanding they release all of the "tainted" code, which is a huge risk if you're a Big Tech surveillance capitalist.
So, they play it very, very safe.
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