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 for dogfood
From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  dogfood
   n.
  
          [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
          quality.
  

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