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authorSean Whitton <spwhitton@spwhitton.name>2018-01-28 21:17:05 -0700
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+[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- January 2018"]]
+[[!tag debian-policy]]
+
+Looks like there won't be a release of Policy this month, but please
+consider contributing so we can get one out next month. Here's a
+selection of bugs:
+
+# Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch
+
+[#685746](https://bugs.debian.org/685746) debian-policy Consider
+clarifying the use of recommends
+
+[#749826](https://bugs.debian.org/749826) [multiarch] please document
+the use of Multi-Arch field in debian/c...
+
+[#757760](https://bugs.debian.org/757760) please document build
+profiles
+
+[#759316](https://bugs.debian.org/759316) Document the use of
+/etc/default for cron jobs
+
+[#761219](https://bugs.debian.org/761219) document versioned Provides
+
+[#767839](https://bugs.debian.org/767839) Linking documentation of
+arch:any package to arch:all
+
+[#770440](https://bugs.debian.org/770440) policy should mention
+systemd timers
+
+[#793499](https://bugs.debian.org/793499) The Installed-Size algorithm
+is out-of-date
+
+[#823256](https://bugs.debian.org/823256) Update maintscript arguments
+with dpkg >= 1.18.5
+
+[#835451](https://bugs.debian.org/835451) Building as root should be
+discouraged
+
+[#853779](https://bugs.debian.org/853779) Clarify requirements about
+update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d usage in mai...
+
+[#874206](https://bugs.debian.org/874206) allow a trailing comma in
+package relationship fields
+
+# Wording proposed, awaiting review from anyone and/or seconds by DDs
+
+[#582109](https://bugs.debian.org/582109) document triggers where
+appropriate
+
+[#610083](https://bugs.debian.org/610083) Remove requirement to
+document upstream source location in debian/c...
+
+[#649530](https://bugs.debian.org/649530) [copyright-format] clearer
+definitions and more consistent License:...
+
+[#662998](https://bugs.debian.org/662998) stripping static libraries
+
+[#682347](https://bugs.debian.org/682347) mark 'editor' virtual
+package name as obsolete
+
+[#737796](https://bugs.debian.org/737796) copyright-format: support
+Files: paragraph with both abbreviated na...
+
+[#742364](https://bugs.debian.org/742364) Document
+debian/missing-sources
+
+[#756835](https://bugs.debian.org/756835) Extension of the syntax of
+the Packages-List field.
+
+[#786470](https://bugs.debian.org/786470) [copyright-format] Add an
+optional “License-Grant” field
+
+[#835451](https://bugs.debian.org/835451) Building as root should be
+discouraged
+
+[#845255](https://bugs.debian.org/845255) Include best practices for
+packaging database applications
+
+[#846970](https://bugs.debian.org/846970) Proposal for a
+Build-Indep-Architecture: control file field
+
+[#864615](https://bugs.debian.org/864615) please update version of
+posix standard for scripts (section 10.4)
+
+
+# Merged for the next release
+
+[#299007](https://bugs.debian.org/299007) Transitioning perms of
+/usr/local
+
+[#515856](https://bugs.debian.org/515856) remove get-orig-source
+
+[#538392](https://bugs.debian.org/538392) Transitioning perms of
+/usr/local
+
+[#886890](https://bugs.debian.org/886890) Fix for found typos
+
+[#888437](https://bugs.debian.org/888437) Several example scripts are
+not valid.