Sorry for the delay in responding to this, but I wanted to wait until the technical question before the committee had arrived at a result before replying to it.
On Thu, 19 Nov 2020 at 06:49:37 -0800, Felix Lechner wrote: > In Debian, users of 'sysvinit' strike me as such a "disfavored class". This sounds as though you're saying that Debian maintainers making technical decisions about the packages they maintain, affecting people who have chosen to use or contribute to Debian, are ethically or morally equivalent to a government whose citizens have little or no choice whose jurisdiction they live under, making laws that discriminate or persecute on the basis of characteristics like sexuality. I don't think that's a reasonable analogy to make, and I suspect that members of genuinely persecuted groups would feel that it's trivializing their situation. I hope that wasn't your intention, but please be careful about analogies that relate to sensitive topics. smcv