Phil, totally agreed that the current presentation of authors is unsightly. I'm open to any change that fixes this. The custom titlepage could allow us to re-introduce the Spring leaf logo as well (I'm attaching a high-res version of that here, just in case you want to throw it in). In any case, can you make the change? Assigning to you, but do as you see fit.
Author: Phillip Webb <email@example.com>
Commit: Phillip Webb <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Restore custom reference manual titlepage
Restore the custom title page of the reference manual in order to
remove the large list of authors on the first page.
Note: This change will require updating to version 0.1.7 of the
docbook-reference-plugin when it is released.