Software. Free. Permanently
I earlier told you about Microsoft's Visual Studio 2005 Express and SQL Server 2005 Express suites, which at the time were freely downloadable but only for a limited time. Well, yesterday Microsoft lifted the time limit restrictions. And equally notably, per the FAQ, you can also now use the Express products to develop commercial software:
Yes, there are no licensing restrictions for applications built using the Express Editions."
Download away! For those of you who responded to my earlier heads-up, note that SQL Server 2005 Express has now been upgraded to its latest Service Pack 1 incarnation.