DMOZ, the open content directory public directory, works through volunteer editors. Thousands of editors sift through submissions to their directory sections and try and edit a quality list of diretories.
Over the years most search engines, notably Google, Yahoo and MSN, have used the DMOZ directory structure and content. Google especially uses DMOZ for its directory section.
Being listed on DMOZ is a cornerstone exercise for any search engine optmisation project. So DMOZ is subject to a lot of gaming, and DMOZ editors are usually slow in processing sites.
In an unprecedented twist, one DMOZ editor has just been ousted for charging for listing into his section. To get reviewed the editor charged
Within a year: $50.00
Within 6 Months: $75.00
Within 3 Months: $90.00
Within 1 Month: $125.00
Within 2 Weeks: $180.00
Within 1 Week: $225.00
Within 3 Days: $275.00
Within 24 hours: $300.00
A pretty outrageous move considering DMOZ is a public domain, volunteer service.
[Via WebProWorld ]