The pom.xml file in the root directory lists a lot of developers. Initially we rounded up everyone in the community - wanted a single list punted out from the maven cite target. But this list is now obsolete since many new developers and contributors are not listed there. Anyway, listing all developers in the root pom.xml file probably doesn't have a lot of sense since the root directory doesn't contains any code.
We may consider to list the PMC, because they have the responsibility for the build system. But even the PMC is a changing group.
Should we delete all developers listed in the root directory, and list them only in the pom.xml files in specific modules? Or should we list PMC only?