Looks like there won’t be a release of Policy this month, but please consider contributing so we can get one out next month. Here’s a selection of bugs:

Consensus has been reached and help is needed to write a patch

#685746 debian-policy Consider clarifying the use of recommends

#749826 [multiarch] please document the use of Multi-Arch field in debian/c…

#757760 please document build profiles

#759316 Document the use of /etc/default for cron jobs

#761219 document versioned Provides

#767839 Linking documentation of arch:any package to arch:all

#770440 policy should mention systemd timers

#793499 The Installed-Size algorithm is out-of-date

#823256 Update maintscript arguments with dpkg >= 1.18.5

#835451 Building as root should be discouraged

#853779 Clarify requirements about update-rc.d and invoke-rc.d usage in mai…

#874206 allow a trailing comma in package relationship fields

Wording proposed, awaiting review from anyone and/or seconds by DDs

#582109 document triggers where appropriate

#610083 Remove requirement to document upstream source location in debian/c…

#649530 [copyright-format] clearer definitions and more consistent License:…

#662998 stripping static libraries

#682347 mark ‘editor’ virtual package name as obsolete

#737796 copyright-format: support Files: paragraph with both abbreviated na…

#742364 Document debian/missing-sources

#756835 Extension of the syntax of the Packages-List field.

#786470 [copyright-format] Add an optional “License-Grant” field

#835451 Building as root should be discouraged

#845255 Include best practices for packaging database applications

#846970 Proposal for a Build-Indep-Architecture: control file field

#864615 please update version of posix standard for scripts (section 10.4)

Merged for the next release

#299007 Transitioning perms of /usr/local

#515856 remove get-orig-source

#886890 Fix for found typos

#888437 Several example scripts are not valid.

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