As the person asking the linked question this meta question stems from, I think I'm agreeing with Chapabu and MPD that it's a bad idea to make git and subversion synonymous with version-control.
That said, I think there is a need for VCS-related tags (Instead of just pushing those questions to SO) given Drupal-specific uses of them -- for instance, my question ultimately is asking for a way to hook up an Image field to some sort of VCS. The point MPD is making about drush's use of VCS is another -- I confused myself hardcore just the other day when trying to update a site using Drush because Drush didn't like my working copy.
So, in short:
- The synonyms idea was a bad one -- please disregard.
- But that said, having a tag for Subversion might be helpful (with tag synonym "svn"). While git is clearly the technology of choice for the Drupal-sphere (For good reason too, I might add), forcing SVN users into using the general "version-control" tag isn't smart for the same reason not to force git users into it -- it requires a specific specialized knowledge.
(That said, I think it's safe to not add tags for any VCS that isn't supported by Drush.)