"JC" == JC Dill firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
JC> I personally don't see it as being a significant endorsement. JC> AIUI, it's a patch that allows 2 software programs to work JC> well together.
My understanding is that the programs already work well together; you just type "email@example.com" into "Mass Subscribe", hit "Submit" and you're there. The patch changes this to "one-click," ie, advertises the Mail Archive as part of the ordinary configuration process. This is very different from patching the docs to explain that the Mail Archive is an alternative / supplement to pipermail, MHonArc, or Gmane.
From a technical standpoint, I'm all for it (subject to the "defaults
to OFF" policy). Archiving is a sore point with all the MLMs; giving admins another easy-to-install option is a plus. But from a support and PR standpoint, I think it does constitute an endorsement.