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[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- January 2019"]]
[[!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

[#770440](https://bugs.debian.org/770440) policy should mention systemd timers

[#773557](https://bugs.debian.org/773557) Avoid unsafe RPATH/RUNPATH

[#780725](https://bugs.debian.org/780725) PATH used for building is not specified

[#793499](https://bugs.debian.org/793499) The Installed-Size algorithm is out-of-date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

[#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

[#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

[#645696](https://bugs.debian.org/645696) [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...

[#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

[#910548](https://bugs.debian.org/910548) base-files - please consider adding /usr/share/common-licenses/Unic...

[#917431](https://bugs.debian.org/917431) virtual packages: logind, default-logind

[#920355](https://bugs.debian.org/920355) Permit branch specifications ("-b") in Mercurial Vcs-Hg headers