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

There hasn't been much activity lately, but no shortage of interesting
and hopefully-accessible Debian Policy work.  Do write to
debian-policy@lists.debian.org if you'd like to participate but are
struggling to figure out how.

- [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?