""Dell has taken the core open source code, and we've wrapped
around that a piece of technology that we developed called Crowbar,
which is an installation tool," Igoe said.
Igoe noted Dell built crowbar because it saw a real need for an
installer technology. As to why it is making crowbar available as
open source, instead of keeping it as a proprietary competitive
advantage, Igoe said it as an issue of credibility.
"My experience in open source is that if you don't contribute
code, you're credibility is not at the same level as those that do
contribute code," Igoe said.