Congrats to Michael Tippett for getting Dries, Dan Gillmor and JD Lasica to be advisors and Leonard Brody to be co-CEO (what ever that means :-) ) ! Awesome team! The rest is blood, sweat, code and marketing! Disclosures: Dries is a friend, Bryght (our little startup) uses Drupal which Now Public uses, Michael is a friend. I've been lucky enough to meet both Dan and JD (his book Darknet is awesome BTW, a great primer for those who want to know about Web 2.0 and the fight for the lightnet). And finally, I've met Leonard Brody, had some great chats with him and had a podcast with Leonard about his book, Everything I needed to know abut business I learned from a Canadian!