We've talked a few times on the mailing list about removing or replacing the contributors lists, because they are not really being maintained because keeping them up to date is a manual process.
The last time this was discussed http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/storm-dev/201712.mbox/browser, there seemed to be some consensus for using Spark's scripted solution to generate the contributors list. It was also suggested that having the contributors list at all was maybe unnecessary.
In order to avoid having this discussion again in a few months, I'll submit a PR that removes the contributors list from the README and site, because it's the simplest solution in terms of release process (no extra step to generate the contributors list).
If there are strong feelings for using Spark's solution to generate a contributors list instead, people will hopefully chime in on the PR review, and we can make changes as necessary.