NowPublic names Chairman of the Board NowPublic just announced that former MSNBC editor-in-chief Merrill Brown will become Chairman of the Board. Remarkable! (Disclosure: I am an advisor to NowPublic.) — Dries Buytaert Dries Buytaert is an Open Source advocate and technology executive. More than 10,000 people are subscribed to his blog. Sign up to have new posts emailed to you or subscribe using RSS.