VLC Media Player Pulled From App Store Over Licensing Issues

Nearly two months after a licensing issue arose between the creators of the open-source VLC platform and creators of the VLC iOS application, Apple has removed the application from their App Store.

If that wasn’t enough, Courmont’s response to Apple pulling the VLC app from the App Store comes off as incredibly spiteful: ” At last, Apple has removed VLC media player from its application store.

But this time, the removal of one of the most popular free apps for iPhone and iPad has nothing to do with Apple and the app review team’s rules.

The situation is one of the prominent examples of conflict between the open-source GNU General Public License, which is tied to the VLC player, and the terms detailed in Apple’s own App Store licensing.

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