The plugin listing (Platform > Plugins) currently uses undocumented keys from plugin.json to show the author and links to the author's homepage.
Authors can be added in plugin.json with an "authors" array (e.g. https://github.com/piwik/plugin-SecurityInfo/blob/master/plugin.json). However the plugin listing uses "author" and "author_homepage".
I think it is reasonable to simply show all the authors in a row (e.g. By Foo, Bar, Baz) with link to their homepage.
Thanks for the report!
Indeed author_homepage is found many times in the source code, but not documented at: http://developer.piwik.org/guides/distributing-your-plugin
@tsteur, what are your thoughts on this one?
IMHO author and author_homepage should be removed in favor of the new "authors" array.
FYI, I've set myself as owner since I have the fix ready :P
+1 for removing author_homepage
In 4fcd238e8118f94a5fa86248821882a699a52817: Show list of plugin authors with homepage and use actual data from plugin.json
In cae15a35646c1ca5581462ddea7a62da04d407d2: Convert the old author/author_homepage to the new structure.
So - I converted all the old occurences in Piwik to the new data structure. This got me thinking: Do we need to show "By Piwik" on every core plugin? It's kinda obvious that the core plugins (with a few exceptions) are from Piwik.
@matt / @tsteur: Opinion?
feedback: - I still see author_homepage and a couple occurences of 'author' in the code (via global search) - it's worth leaving 'By Piwik' otherwise it wouldn't be obvious; the only other indication is (core) but it's written in grey and people don't know what it means
In 3f6381b0e934e4f2c2e3eb0ce0dac3ed641e2402: Remove remaining occurences of author_home Show Piwik for all core plugins
Done and good catch! :)