conf/author.json is now a sample file. Please use this as a reference for fields you may want to add to your author.json file
Author files are now in a directory structure which is the same as your CPAN author directory (thanks to BDFOY) For example, you'll find BDFOY in conf/authors/B/BD/BDFOY/author.json
conf/author.json is a mashup of fields added by different authors. If you add a new field to your own author.json file, please also add it to conf/author.json so it's easier for everyone to find. Use ARRAYs where you feel it's appropriate.
For a current list of all fields used by other authors, have a look at conf/USEDFIELDS.txt You can also update this file:
perl bin/get_fields.pl > conf/USEDFIELDS.txt
Once you've completed your own author file, please check your syntax. :)
perl bin/check_json.pl conf/authors/B/BD/BDFOY/author.json