The commission has... engaged in market testing -- talking to other players in the industry -- to determine if the way Microsoft was disclosing the information was in compliance with the ruling. Microsoft released details on its Web site, telling its rivals how to get licenses for the information.
"The real problems are with access to technical documentation to evaluate whether or not it is worthwhile to take out a license," the spokesman said.
He added that, furthermore, rival server operators have to take out a license for all of the information regardless of their needs. "This means you have to pay for things you don't necessarily need," he said.