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+[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- August 2018"]]
+[[!tag debian-policy]]
+
+Here's a summary of some of the bugs against the Debian Policy Manual.
+Please consider getting involved, whether or not you're an existing
+contributor.
+
+# Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch
+
+[#228692](https://bugs.debian.org/228692) User/group creation/removal in package maintainer scripts
+
+[#685506](https://bugs.debian.org/685506) copyright-format: new Files-Excluded field
+
+[#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+[#793499](https://bugs.debian.org/793499) The Installed-Size algorithm is out-of-date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
+
+[#845715](https://bugs.debian.org/845715) Please document that packages are not allowed to write outside thei...
+
+[#874206](https://bugs.debian.org/874206) allow a trailing comma in package relationship fields
+
+[#902612](https://bugs.debian.org/902612) Packages should not touch users' home directories
+
+[#905453](https://bugs.debian.org/905453) Policy does not include a section on NEWS.Debian files
+
+[#906286](https://bugs.debian.org/906286) repository-format sub-policy
+
+[#907051](https://bugs.debian.org/907051) Say much more about vendoring of libraries
+
+
+# Wording proposed, awaiting review from anyone and/or seconds by DDs
+
+[#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...
+
+[#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
+
+[#845255](https://bugs.debian.org/845255) Include best practices for packaging database applications
+
+[#897217](https://bugs.debian.org/897217) Vcs-Hg should support -b too
+
+[#901437](https://bugs.debian.org/901437) Add footnote warning readers
+that sometimes shared libaries are not coinstallable
+
+[#904248](https://bugs.debian.org/904248) Add netbase to build-essential