Qt and the MIT license
I'm developing some libraries extending Qt (such a framework in a framework), and wish to distribute it under the MIT license. So the question is: does the LGPL license under which Qt is distributed allow this? I would like to use the MIT license because it's much less complicated than GPL or LGPL.
If your extensions are dynamically linked (aka external dynamic library) LGPL allows you to use any license you want.
As for the license choice, be sure it is what you want:
- your clients will have to deal with Qt's LGPL anyhow, so it wouldn't stop them to use your library (unless they use commercial version)
- MIT license would allow anyone to take your code, and close it - making non-free software of your code.
Thanks for your post.
Yes, the libraries are dinamically linked.
And again yes, you are right, than's exactly what I want - allow everybody to use my code as they wish without any limitations.