Chapter 1. About this document

This document is distributed as the menu-policy files in the Debian package debian-policy. It is also available from the Debian web mirrors at

This document has been extracted and separated from the Menu package to:

  1. Increase the visibility of the Menu sub policy

  2. Reduce the coupling between policy and implementation. If this separation is not made, every time we want to change menu policy, we have to arrange to get the maintainer to release a new version of the package, even if the package has not otherwise changed. It also involves yet another layer, making the policy changes that much harder to implement.

The debian-policy mailing list has taken responsibility for the contents of this document, with the Menu package maintainer's responsible for packaging administrivia only.