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+[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- December 2018"]]
+[[!tag debian-policy]]
+
+Here's are some of the bugs against the Debian Policy Manual. Please
+consider getting involved.
+
+- [More bugs, organised by difficulty, here](https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?dist=unstable;ordering=by-complexity;package=debian-policy)
+
+- [Our guide to contribution](https://salsa.debian.org/dbnpolicy/policy/blob/master/README.md)
+
+# Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch
+
+[#853779](https://bugs.debian.org/853779) Clarify requirements about update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d usage in mai...
+
+[#874019](https://bugs.debian.org/874019) Note that the '-e' argument to x-terminal-emulator works like '--'
+
+[#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
+
+[#904248](https://bugs.debian.org/904248) Add netbase to build-essential
+
+[#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
+
+[#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
+
+[#850156](https://bugs.debian.org/850156) Please firmly deprecate vendor-specific series files
+
+[#897217](https://bugs.debian.org/897217) Vcs-Hg should support -b too
+
+# Merged for the next release (no action needed)
+
+[#188731](https://bugs.debian.org/188731) Also strip .comment and .note sections
+
+[#845715](https://bugs.debian.org/845715) Please document that packages are not allowed to write outside thei...
+
+[#912581](https://bugs.debian.org/912581) Slightly relax the requirement to include verbatim copyright inform...