Kumo is is Microsoft’s new search engine. Looks familiar? I think Google got it right and has kept getting it right. Its only fair to copy them.

What’s more amazing is that Microsoft for years has been warning the world not to use open-source software but seems its Kumo search engine does. The Kumo team didn’t get the memo. ;)

Open-source software appears to be the default choice for the Kumo team, not proprietary software. It looks like Microsoft’s anti-open-source bubble really has burst. Is this the future of Microsoft? At least in the short term, the answer seems to be yes. Microsoft has been demonstrating that while it remains skittish about licensing its important software under an open-source license, it is very keen on consuming open-source software and embedding it into its proprietary products.