â€œItâ€™s not certain Samba will benefit, but the IT industry as a whole will," Tridgell said in the interview. "Thatâ€™s why this case is seminal for the IT industry. The interoperability the Commission is demanding from Microsoft will allow the industry to return to the sort of cooperation that existed in the 1990s,â€? he said. â€œCooperation is the norm."