José Maria Lancho, a Spanish lawyer who filed the plaint in March on behalf of 8,000 computer users who are part of Hispalinux, told iTWire that once the Commission heard back from Microsoft, the next step would be to review the company's comments and then decide about the preliminary injunction request which he had lodged.
Hispalinux is a non-profit Spanish association with more than 8,000 software users and developers as members (some of them significant engineers) in Spain.
Lancho (pictured above) has asked that the Commission make Microsoft modify its requirements forcing all PC manufacturers to turn on secure boot on any hardware that is loaded with Windows 8.
Lancho called on people to come forward and offer their services if they were able to support the technical reports he had lodged as part of the complaint.
"We already count on programmers and engineers of international relevance who have helped us draft these reports, but for personal or professional reasons, they cannot make their support public," he said.
"The current state of the software industry makes it easier than ever to carry out a witch hunt against anybody that actively supports the rights of end-users."