Popular Video Player VLC May Return to the App Store

Posted on November 17, 2012 by

The popular video player VLC might make a return the the App Store, as the developers have changed the majority of software modules using software licenses, which resolves the main issue that caused it to be pulled before.

From iPhoneinCanada:

The VLC application for iOS devices spent some time in the App Store, but was removed because of a licensing issue: it wasn’t in conflict with Apple’s rules, but because of an explicit request submitted by Rémi Denis-Courmont, the developer in charge of the VideoLAN VLC team and the project.

The iOS version of VLC violated the GPL (General Public License) under which it was released, even though the app was distributed as a free download. The software is now licensed under LGPL (Lesser General Public License) and the president of VideoLan and lead developer, Jean-Baptiste Kempf, told the French PC Inpact that the way is now paved to allow the software’s return to the App Store.

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