[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1840: Seamless Donations plugin doesn't show the right developer name

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#1840: Seamless Donations plugin doesn't show the right developer name
 Reporter:  dgewirtz          |       Owner:
     Type:  defect            |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - M6
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by dd32):

 > But we don't show "Authors" on the plugins page using that. Plugins
 don't have authors, they have Contributors and Committers. The list of
 authors should be the same as the list of Contributors. The list of
 committers only controls access to the SVN (as well as any form of "admin"
 screen for the plugin).

 Although that's how the plugin directory operated in the past, It's not
 how it's primarily used within WordPress, nor by most of the common multi-
 author plugins you will come across.

 In WordPress we have always displayed a single primary author, and a list
 of Contributors (Which the directory, arguably incorrectly, called
 Authors, as it lacked any other data-source).

 For most of the multi author plugins, they usually have a singular author
 or company which is marked as the plugin author (Just the same as the
 Plugin Headers).

 Part of the efforts here (although not obvious on this trac ticket) have
 been to make it consistent for a plugin author to know what will be shown
 in what place (unlike the present situation).

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1840#comment:10>
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