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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...