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[[!meta title="Debian Policy call for participation -- July 2019"]]
[[!tag  debian-policy]]

Debian Policy started off the Debian 11 "bullseye" release cycle with
the release of Debian Policy 4.4.0.0.  Please consider helping us fix
more bugs and prepare more releases (whether or not you're at
DebCamp19!).

- [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:

[#425523](https://bugs.debian.org/425523) Describe error unwind when unpacking a package fails

[#452393](https://bugs.debian.org/452393) Clarify difference between required and important priorities

[#582109](https://bugs.debian.org/582109) document triggers where appropriate

[#592610](https://bugs.debian.org/592610) Clarify when Conflicts + Replaces et al are appropriate

[#682347](https://bugs.debian.org/682347) mark 'editor' virtual package name as obsolete

[#685506](https://bugs.debian.org/685506) copyright-format: new Files-Excluded field

[#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

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

[#823256](https://bugs.debian.org/823256) Update maintscript arguments with dpkg >= 1.18.5

[#905453](https://bugs.debian.org/905453) Policy does not include a section on NEWS.Debian files

[#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

[#919507](https://bugs.debian.org/919507) Policy contains no mention of /var/run/reboot-required

[#920692](https://bugs.debian.org/920692) Packages must not install files or directories into /var/cache

[#922654](https://bugs.debian.org/922654) Section 9.1.2 points to a wrong FHS section?