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From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :
[Microsoft, Netscape] Interim software used internally for testing.
"To eat one's own dogfood" (from which the slang noun derives) means
to use the software one is developing, as part of one's everyday
development environment (the phrase is used outside Microsoft and
Netscape). The practice is normal in the Linux community and
elsewhere, but the term `dogfood' is seldom used as open-source
betas tend to be quite tasty and nourishing. The idea is that
developers who are using their own software will quickly learn
what's missing or broken. Dogfood is typically not even of beta
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