I'm looking for a way to list the contributors to a code project in the project description. After seeing the responses to Does "collaborated by" make sense?, I started thinking of substitute words to replace "collaborated by" with.
My next idea was to use "authored by", like shown below:
Unicorn is an amazing tool that does super, cool stuff. Project authored by James Smith and Olivia Jones.
Can "authored by" be used to describe a code project?
When I googled the definition of "authored", I got the following results:
past tense: authored; past participle: authored
- be the author of (a book or piece of writing).
"she has authored several articles on wildlife"
- be the originator of; create.
"the concept has been authored largely by insurance companies"
I'm not sure if a code project falls into any of these categories.
The first definition seems to be specific for writing, so is source code considered a piece of writing?
The second definition is much more general, but it is not clear what this usage can be applied to. Not everything that can be "created" can be "authored".
"The construction worker created a house" makes sense.
"The construction worker authored a house" does not make sense.