---- Why doesn't a new and improved competitor to DMOZ arise?
Rosalind - 11:02 am on Jul 11, 2007 (gmt 0)
However, I think your programming estimates are a bit low: it's probably more like 10 man-years' effort -- so far as I can tell, that's about what it cost the ODP. That might mean Richard Stallman and a friend for a year, or 100 Microsofties for a decade. But there aren't that many Stallmans.
I was kinda joking, based on the number of paid technical staff at the ODP, which I thought was just 2. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Having written my own directory script (although not on the scale of the OPD), I have some insight into what it entails. Realistically you'd need a small team of competent developers, at least 2 but probably no more than 10. You can also include a lot of spam-fighting measures in the script, cutting the junk submissions and making it much easier to find decent websites to approve.