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08/09/2016 11:34:44 AM (5 years ago)
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  • Ticket #1840, comment 9

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    11In the past, we have mainly used the "primary author" field just as a way to know where a plugin originally came from. This is basically the same as the "author" field in WordPress posts, just a single author connection.
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    3 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.
     3But 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).
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    55So, you really need two sets of users: Contributors who will be shown as the "Authors", and committers who have access to the SVN. Neither of those is the "author" in the post sense, so the author field there will be unused or only used internally.