... answer is a resounding "no".
Here's the point where we differ. You actually think this statement has been proven to be anything other than completely farcical, despite failing to show why. You purport to naively assume this to be the case, but its provably factually inaccurate based on numerous prior incidents. Microsoft is NO friend of interoperability, despite the fact they haven't managed to completely quash it in all aspects of their software interactions with foreign systems. In your gleeful fervor to try to show off your sophomoric understanding of tech terminology and attempt to sound intelligent and invalidate my entire argument based on one subjective choice of wording, you've clearly missed the point of my entire argument, which is that Microsoft *certainly* would sabotage NTP, and its probable that this one old man is the only thing cultivating the industry-wide support for NTP that has so far held them back from doing so. And you can bet that his desk chair won't even be cold before they're trying to figure out how to stuff banner ads into the protocol so you have to watch a 30 second clip about erectile dysfunction medication before your clock will sync up to the network time.
Frankly I've satisfied myself that you're a paid shill, so this conversation is over.