We just received a great question requesting information on the pricing and licensing for SQL Server Express when it RTMs.

SQL Server Express will be free to use and redistribute.  The only requirement that we have is that you register to redistribute the product.  The reason we require registration for redistribution is that we want to ensure that we can get critical security/product information to ISVs/partners if necessary.

Many Thanks,

Corey Thomas, Product Manager for SQL Server Express