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Can I use the SQL 2008 Web Edition for internal web sites (intranet), used only internally from my company, and not over the Internet?

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I don't think you can. From: http://www.microsoftvolumelicensing.com/ProductPage.aspx?pid=364

The software may be used only to support public and Internet accessible

* Web pages
* Web sites
* Web applications
* Web services

(The bold emphasis is mine)

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Yes you can. Depending on the number of users you have you'll have to decide on licensing between server + CALs or CPU licenses. As long as you are correctly licensed you can use any edition (except for Developer) for anything that you want.

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